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Olivia in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Olivia Cemetery

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
1. Olivia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1892, the Rev. Carl J.E. Haterius of Galesburg, Illinois, acquired land at this site with the intention of establishing a community for Swedish settlers. He named the settlement for his wife, Olivia. When the townsite was laid out in 1893, land was set aside for this burial ground in association with the Swedish Lutheran Eden Church. The earliest marked grave is that of Anna Bernardino Wilson, who died in 1902. Swedes and non-Swedes together contributed to the early development of Olivia, and the community cemetery serves as a reminder of their contributions.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

Correction: The oldest marked grave in the Olivia Cemetery is that of Christina B. Cavallin, who died in 1897.
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3856.)
 
Location. 28° 38.889′ N, 96° 27.076′ W. Marker is in Olivia, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 317 and State Highway 172, on the left when traveling south on
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By Brian Anderson, July 21, 2018
2. Olivia Cemetery
County Road 317. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olivia (approx. half a mile away); The Great Camel Experiment (approx. 8.7 miles away); Mrs. Angelina Bell Peyton Eberly (approx. 8.9 miles away); Indianola (approx. 9 miles away); Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle (approx. 9.1 miles away); Zimmerman Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Chihuahua Road (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site of the Town of Indianola (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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