Around the Cemetery
Changes over timeThe cemetery has changed the layout of roads, position
of graves and entrance road since it opened almmost 100 years
ago.Archeological traces remain of the 1914-1939 layout of Mount Olive
PDF map of early plan
The Power of Nature
Mary Calhoun was buried in 1915. At the time, this would have
been a small tree. After 100 years, the tree has grown around her stone.
In another 100 years, the tree may completely surround the stone
Isabelle Davis, aged 107 yrs
Annie Harding d
8 Nov 1883 aged 81y some say 104y
Maria Hunt aged
aged 100 yrs
aged 105y 6m 26d
Earliest stone - TRUSTY,
Caroline d 6 Jun 1861 - She is buried near other family members
Grand Army of the
Republic - The largest veterans organization formed after the Civil
had a chapter. It is unusual to see it noted on a tombstone -
Wm. Furrow G.A.R. 55th Infantry
Daniel and Maria Hamilton - Only first names
and death dates appear on these side-by-side stones. They were
identified by comparison with death records.
Farthest from their
homes - During the 1918 influenza epidemic, ten 'Hindoo' sailors from a
ship docked at the port of Wilmington died at the Wilmington
Hospital..The names are phonetic, and the age is only estimated for two
seamen. No other information is given.Merchant
Sailors from India or Southeast Asia - Buried at Mount Olive
Unmarked Graves - It can
be difficult to identify unmarked graves. The NW fence line has graves
right to the fence. This area is heavily wooded.
Unmarked graves - NW
fence line. A natural spring - Midway along the NW fence line, a
natural spring rises from the ground. This area is heavily wooded.
Stream - NW Fence Line.
Large Gates and Berm - The eastern corner of the cemetery has large
gates. There is also a retention pond (off-site) and berm. Large Gates - E Corner. Berm and Retention Pond