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Mt. Olivet Cemetery

 
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
1. Mt. Olivet Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The burial place of Methodist pioneers including Bishops Francis Asbury, Enoch George, John Emory and Beverly Waugh, also Robert Strawbridge, first preacher in Maryland and Jesse Lee, founder in New England. Site of 1966 Methodist Bicentennial time capsule to be opened in 2066.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.784′ N, 76° 39.833′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Avenue (Maryland Route 144) and Font Hill Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Frederick Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Industries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition (approx. ¼ mile away); Ellicott Flour Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gwynns Falls Valley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Transportation Routes (approx. half a mile away); Carrollton Viaduct
Tombstones in cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 16, 2007
2. Tombstones in cemetery
Unable to locate any important graves or time capsule.
(approx. half a mile away); Bridging Gwynns Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away); To the Memory of the Unknown Dead (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Asbury’s gravesite. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
2. A brief biography of Bishop Francis Asbury. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Bishop Francis Asbury's Deathplace Marker. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
4. The Heroes of Methodism: Containing Sketches of Eminent Methodist Ministers. From Google books, link is the chapter on Enoch George's first interview with Bishop Asbury. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

5. Illustrated History Methodism Great Britain America, Days Wesleys Present Time. Published in 1880, this book identifies Mount Olivet cemetery as the final resting place of the Bishops. On pages 596 and 620 are pictures of their Olivet monuments. On page 598 is a picture of Bishop Enoch George. On pages 611 and 612 are pictures of Bishops Emory and Waugh, respectively. (Submitted on September 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

6. National Road tollhouse outside Mt. Olivet Cemetery. This tollhouse sat on the outside wall of the cemetery, near where the historical marker is today. (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Graves of Robert Strawbridge, Francis Asbury, and Enoch George image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 24, 2008
3. Graves of Robert Strawbridge, Francis Asbury, and Enoch George
These obelisks are located at the highest part of the cemetery, near the north fence.
 
 
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Gravestones of Bishop Waugh, in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Miller, July 27, 2010
4. Gravestones of Bishop Waugh, in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Grave maker is located at the foot of Bishops Lot in B99 next to a memorial of Bishop Waugh's wife Catherine Bushby Waugh. Records indicate other family members are buried there, but theirs are the only markers in this plot. Other relatives are buried in A153 and A194.
Gravestones of Bishop Beverly Waugh and his wife Catherine image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Miller, July 27, 2010
5. Gravestones of Bishop Beverly Waugh and his wife Catherine
Photo shows the location of Bishop Beverly and Catherine Waugh's memorials in relation to other memorials in Bishops Lot. Red sign is at top of hill.
Sign indicating Bishop's Lot and location of time capsule image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 24, 2008
6. Sign indicating Bishop's Lot and location of time capsule
Sign Marking Bishops' Lot and Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Miller, July 27, 2010
7. Sign Marking Bishops' Lot and Time Capsule
Sign has been repaired and repainted since the last time it was photographed for this site.
Baltimore as seen from Mt. Olivet Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 24, 2008
8. Baltimore as seen from Mt. Olivet Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,889 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on , by Ellen Miller of Odenton, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on , by Ellen Miller of Odenton, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   7. submitted on , by Ellen Miller of Odenton, Maryland.   8. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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