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Walnut Grove is a city in Greene County, Missouri, United States. The population was 665 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryWalnut Grove was platted in 1859. It was named for the groves of wild black walnut trees growing near the original town site. The original name of the town was Possum Trot, referring to the multitude of possums in the area.GeographyWalnut Grove is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsWalnut Grove hosts an annual celebration in September called 'Possum Trot Days.' Generally, there is a town wide garage sale with various activities interspersed throughout the day at the community park. The town also annually celebrates bluegrass with a festival called 'Pickin' in the Park 'the second Saturday in June.2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 665 people, 274 households, and 184 families residing in the city. The population density was 1072.6PD/sqmi. There were 306 housing units at an average density of 493.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.Walnut Grove is in Missouri (MO). Plan your holiday in Walnut Grove and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States trip itinerary planner .
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