UPPER GROVE, the county seat [Hancock County, Iowa], is situated in the southeastern corner of the county. It has two churches, Christian and Methodist; also two general stores, one flour mill, and furniture and blacksmith shops, &c. Population, 90: of township, 120. (Hair's Iowa State Gazetteer..., 1865)
Note: Upper Grove post office existed from 1857 to 1885. The town no longer appears on maps. Near Amsterdam, Iowa.