Located on Oak Valley Road and the St. Louis Southwestern Railway two
miles southwest of Corsicana in central Navarro County, grew up around a church
founded in the 1880s. Among the first to preach at Pleasant Grove Church was
James Edward Ferguson, father of later governor James Edward Ferguson. M. K.
Little was an early pastor. In the mid-1930s the community consisted of the
church, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II many of the
residents moved away, but in the mid-1960s the church and a cemetery were still
maintained. In the early 1990s Pleasant Grove was a dispersed rural community.