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Mount Olive Cemetery

Wilmington, Delaware

Mount Olive Cemetery is an historic African-American cemetery located near Wilmington, DE on Lancaster Avenue. The cemetery entrance is marked with  a Historic Marker - from the Delaware State website.


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STONES POSTED BURIALS IDENTIFIED (St. Peter's and Mount Olive)
462 1209
 
Digital images of existing stones are available. Contact  rmbarry1066@earthlink.net

Notes for GPS:

The entrance to the cemetery is:
N39 45'.379 W075 35'.863

All stones within the cemetery are:
N39 45.xxx W075 35'.xxx

We were able to find stones with ca. 7 ft accuracy on a clear day using a hand-held GPS. Accuracy under the trees was about 10 ft.

GPS coordinates will be added to existing stones as available.

PDF Map - 2012
PDF Map - 2012 showing 1939 boundaries

NOTE: Stones which were moved from St. Peters are generally in a WSW orientation. Later stones are in an EW orientation.
Additional area photos:

Unmarked graves - NW fence line Stream - NW Fence Line
Berm and Retention Pond Large Gates - E Corner


NOTE: The location(s) cited in burial / death records for this survey include 'St. Peters', 'Front and Union', 'Mt. Olive', 'AUMP Cemetery'. References to 'Col. Cemetery'; where other family members are buried at Mount Olive or St. Peters are included. Some persons identified by tombstones found in Mount Olive are actually listed in the death records as 'internment at Mt. Zion'.