Completed in 1854, “Oak Grove” was the thriving plantation of George A. Murrell, an immigrant from Barron County, Kentucky. Murrell had been trading in dry goods and mules up and down the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers from New Orleans to Carrollton, Missouri, until the day in 1852 he journeyed to Napton (then called Jonesboro) to purchase a lot of mules and ended up buying the farm. “Oak Grove” has remained in the Murrell family since and has recently been extensively restored by a fifth generation family member, Blaine Murrell McBurney.
“Oak Grove,” a private residence, is available for group tours with advance reservations through the Friends of Arrow Rock. Minimum number in group is eight (8). Tickets are $10.00 per person. Friends of Arrow Rock members $8.00.