Sugar Grove, founded in 1802 by revolutionary War Veterans, was named for the beautiful maple forest covering its valley and surrounding hills. The community holds several annual events including the Sugar Grove Maple Syrup Competition, during the Memorial Day weekend along with a Cruise-In featuring antique and collector cars, ATA Registered Trap Shoots, and Annual 5K Run/Walk. Sugar Grove was a safe harbor on the "Underground Railroad" and was host to an anti-slavery convention in June of 1854 which was attended by Frederick Douglas, an escaped slave who served as an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln. Amish Farms and Amish buggies are a common sight in the area. In autumn, roadside stands are laden with harvest items. The village offers restaurants and exclusive shops all within walking distance of each other.