546 Kramer Wetzel February 23, 2009 @kramerw China Grove. Related Comments on this entry are closed. Capt. Ben February 24, 2009, 1:59 am Just a sleepy little town outside of San Antone! Woah-oh-oh…. Woah-oh, China Grove! I hate that the song doesn’t even rhyme… Also, having lived 20 years in S.A., I know nobody calls it “San Antone” except tourists and songwriters. I moved 1500 miles away here to Oriental, NC, and there is a China Grove not 10 miles away… and it is much, much sleepier than the one southeast of S.A.!