Glenore Grove, a rural/residential town in Laidley Shire, is four km north of the Warrego Highway, midway between Toowoomba and Ipswich.

A primary school was opened in 1906, and named Rosewood Estate. Its enrolment soon reached 70. The name was changed, Glenore apparently being near the Irish hometown of the manager of the Rosewood station. 'Grove' was added to avoid confusion with a north Queensland mining camp. The area was intensively farmed and a second school at Morton Vale was open from 1914 to 1981. According to the post office directory in 1949 Glenore Grove had a store, a Catholic church, two blacksmiths and about 50% of the farm families with German surnames.

Vegetable and flower growing have continued as important farm occupations, but increasing numbers of residents have opted for rural/residential living and commute to major employment centres. The school's catchment, within a six km radius, has drawn an enrolment of 190 (2006). The town also has a store, a post office, a hall and a recreation reserve.

Glenore Grove achieved a gruesome notoriety in 1933 with the body in the lagoon - Clarice Murphy who was murdered when travelling to Kingaroy. The murder was sensationalised in an American pulp novel and was again written about in an Australian novel in 2003.

The Laidley Creek joins the Lockyer Creek at Glenore Grove. On 10 January 2011 both creeks received heavy rainfalls and most of Glenore Grove was flooded. In some cases residents were rescued from roof tops.

Glenore Grove's census populations have been:

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