Around the Cemetery
Changes over time
|The 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 110y
Sarah Sewell aged 100y
Susan Armstrong, aged 110
Elizabeth Price, aged 100 yrs
Siney Wright, aged 103y
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 War. Wilmington
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