About This Place
Grover is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.
Grover is a small town where the railway and highway routes 85 and 29 town cross the state line between North Carolina and South Carolina. Grover was previously named Whitaker, South Carolina. The name change to Grover was in honor of President Grover Cleveland. Gingerbread row, (Cleveland Avenue - NC 216)has an antique look with many restored homes.
Grover was a railroad dominated town with train whistles and bells - started when the Atlanta Charlotte Airline Railway placed a turntable in the town - for engines to be spun. They operated from the 1880s to the 1920s and Southern Railway (U.S.) continues to carry passengers to this day (now known as Norfolk Southern). Mail drops and pickups by train occurred several times per day in Grover. Amtrak also operates on the line (under permission) and carries passengers from Atlanta to Charlotte, Richmond and New York City. President George Bush, Jr. made a rail stop in in Grover during his Presidential campaign.