The locality takes its name from an early pastoral run in the district which appears on the 1870s Gregory's Map of Queensland.
Yellowbank Junction State School No 1984 opened on 29 January 1991 and closed on 14 December 2001. It was probably associated with the development of the Yellowbank Gas Plant.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Westgrove (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Westgrove - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47468)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0