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Historic Mount Olive Cemetery - Wilmington, Delaware

Relocated Historic African-American Cemeteries in Wilmington, Delaware

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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.  Burials from several early African-American cemeteries in Wilmington were moved to Mount  Olive in the early 1900s. The first recorded burials in Mt Olive were in 1899. Many markers from the earlier St. Peters and 12th and French (Old Union) date from the early 1860s and have been transferred to Mt. Olive.
not recorded  - possibly in the 'Affrican cemetery' out Front Street 1850s to 1871 African Union - 819 French St. 1818 - 1900
St. Peters - Front and Union 1861 - 1915 African Union - 12th& French 1861 - 1900
Ezion - 2nd/3rd and Union 1871 - 1908 Old Union -  12th & French 1861 - 1900
Mt. Olive - Lancaster Ave 1899 - mid 1980s (work in progress) Union (new Union) - Front / 3rd on Union 1863 - 1903
   RECORD NOTE: If you don't find your family member listed yet - :I haven't gotten to the record yet - The record might not be public (only records before 1961 are available) - There might not be a public burial record. Records for Mt. Zion (Lancaster Avenue at the Cannery) are not included in this collection.

2016 - Research has revealed three previously unindentified USCT residents - William Furrowh, Allen Anderson and Isaac Fisher.
7286 residents identified ( 1861 - 1917 )

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Vistors since 28 Jul 2012

Death records, census and newspaper clippings will help identify not only the persons with existing tombstones, but additional people buried here as well.

Existing markers photographed: 945. Burials identified - 6264 (St. Peters, 12th&French (Old Union), Union (Ezion & St. Peters - Front and Union, to 3rd and Pyles Lane) and Mount Olive.