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Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick

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Mount Olivet Cemetery is a cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. The cemetery is located at 515 South Market Street and is operated by the Mount Olivet Cemetery Company, Inc.
On October 4, 1852 a group of citizens from Maryland including Charles Edward Trail founded the Mount Olivet Cemetery Company. The company purchased 32 acres of land, which was designed by James Belden to incorporate walkways and driveways throughout the grounds. The cemetery was conceived primarily to provide several of the downtown Frederick churches more room for interments, after their cemeteries became full. Over time some of these smaller cemeteries were also relocated to Mount Olivet.One of the landmarks of Frederick, the episcopal graveyard, a family burying ground of some of the most famous personages of Maryland, was yesterday sold to G.L. Hughes. The plot where until about two years ago the first Governor of Maryland, Governor Thomas Johnson, rested, will soon be utilized for commercial purposes. All bodies were moved from the graveyard nearly two years ago to Mt. Olivet Cemetery.<"FNP 11/23/1915" /<
Initial shares were sold for US$20 with the intention that after the cemetery was laid out that each share would be exchanged for 12 grave lots. The cemetery was formally established (chartered) in 1854. Mrs. Ann Crawford was the first interment at the cemetery, she was buried on May 28, 1854.
Mount Olivet Cemetery has had many monuments constructed on the grounds since its establishment. These monuments honor significant historical people, events and the men and women who fought in many of the military conflicts the United States has been involved in.
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  • Excellent historical site with numerous sites of historic significance. Visit the main office at the mausoleum and pick up a pamphlet for the cemetery that shows where the most important sites are to....  more
    Excellent historical site with numerous sites of historic significance. Visit the main office at the mausoleum and pick up a pamphlet for the cemetery that shows where the most important sites are to....  more »
  • We went here in the morning, there were only a few people walking tor jogging in the Cemetery. I always like to visit older cemeteries that might not have any people who come to pay their respects... 
    We went here in the morning, there were only a few people walking tor jogging in the Cemetery. I always like to visit older cemeteries that might not have any people who come to pay their respects...  more »
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  • Yes, I realize it's a big graveyard! The place is beautiful! Serene and very well kept! I walk through every day on my way to work! (Fastest route to work) I was skeptical about going through at first but I have much respect for all the souls and families that have their loved ones there and I wouldn't go any other way! I can feel the love every day emanating from Mt. Olivet!!
  • Living out of town makes it hard to tend to a grave here. BUT, they do an exceptional job keeping my dad's site clean and neat. Best of all, Rick Reeder is always helpful about placing something there for us when requested. He provides amazing customer service for the loved ones of the one buried here!

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