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.RECORD NOTE: If you don't find your family member listed yet - :I haven't gotten to the record yet (only to 1907!) - The record might not be public (only records before 1961 are available) - There might not be a public burial record
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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 - 5636 (St. Peters, 12th&French (Old Union), Union (Ezion & St. Peters - Front and Union, to 3rd and Pyles Lane) and Mount Olive. Records - completed through 1907