“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, January 22, 2016
1. Mount Olivet Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Encompassing almost 130 acres, the Mount Olivet Cemetery was founded in 1907 by Flavious G. McPeak (1858-1933) and his wife, Johnnie Clara Lester McPeak (1858-1936), who arrived in Fort Worth in 1894 from Tennessee. The land on which the cemetery is located was purchased by Mrs. McPeak in 1895, and the family built a two-story home in 1896.

The parents of ten children, the McPeaks moved to a home on Lake Street when they founded this cemetery. Flavious McPeak, a respected Fort Worth businessman, had visited the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee, and was so impressed with its design that many of its features were incorporated here. A mausoleum was completed in 1909, but only served as a temporary receiving vault. It was torn down when a new mausoleum was built in 1983. A variety of free-standing and relief sculpture can be seen throughout the grounds.

Containing over 47,000 burials, this was the first perpetual care cemetery in the county. The oldest marked grave is that of Zenas Ewin Kerr, buried April 11, 1907. Also interred here are 594 victims of the flu epidemic of 1918, the McPeaks and members of their family, and many Tarrant County pioneers.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission
Mount Olivet Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, January 22, 2016
2. Mount Olivet Cemetery Marker
. (Marker Number 3495.)
Location. 32° 47.497′ N, 97° 18.523′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of North Sylvania Avenue and Hollis Street, on the right when traveling south on North Sylvania Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2205 N Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth TX 76111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Armour & Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Armour and Swift Plaza (approx. 2.1 miles away); Swift & Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Worth Belt Railway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Quanah Parker (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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