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Mount Olive Cemetery

 
 
Mount Olive Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 26, 2011
1. Mount Olive Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1862 the members of Mother AUMP Church, also known as the Union Church of African Members, purchased property at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Union Street in Wilmington for the purpose of establishing a cemetery. In 1914 the Church sold the property, then known as St. Peter' Cemetery, for the construction of Bancroft Parkway. Remains were disinterred and reburied at Mount Olive. Many prominent citizens and community leaders are buried here. In 1980 the Friends of Mount Olive Cemetery was established to provide ongoing care and maintenance. (Marker Number NC-87.)
 
Location. 39° 45.218′ N, 75° 35.467′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Lancaster Pike (Delaware Route 48) 0.2 miles west of DuPont Rd, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilmington (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Flight of the Delaplane (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wawaset Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of DuPont Airfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School
Entrance to the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 26, 2011
2. Entrance to the cemetery
(approx. one mile away); Gibraltar (approx. one mile away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
More about this marker. The cemetery is also known as Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Facing west on Lancaster Pike image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 26, 2011
3. Facing west on Lancaster Pike
Road leading through the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 26, 2011
4. Road leading through the cemetery
Inside the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 26, 2011
5. Inside the cemetery
Facing east on Lancaster Pike from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, June 26, 2011
6. Facing east on Lancaster Pike from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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