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Mt. Olivet Methodist Church

 
 
Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 9, 2012
1. Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This is Arlington’s oldest church site in continuous use. Land for a Methodist Protestant Meeting House was conveyed in 1855 by William and Ann Marcey and John B. and Cornetia Brown, for whom Brown’s Bend Road (now 16th Street, North) was named. The first church was completed in 1860. During the Civil War Union Troops used the Church as a hospital and subsequently destroyed it. The present structure, erected in 1948-1 949, is the fourth church on the site. Among those buried in the Mount Olivet cemetery is Sue Landon Vaughan, one of the founders of Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). In Mississippi during April 1865, she began the practice of decorating the graves of Civil War dead, both Confederate and Union.
 
Erected by Arlington County.
 
Location. 38° 53.36′ N, 77° 7.17′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North 16th Street and Glebe Road on North 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Glebe of Fairfax Parish ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lacey Car Barn ( approx. half a mile away); Peck Chevrolet
Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 9, 2012
2. Cemetery
( approx. 0.7 miles away); Ballston ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Wunder's Crossroads ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Welburn Square ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Ball's Crossroads ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Southern-Shreve Cemetery ( approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Mt. Olivet Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 9, 2012
3. Mt. Olivet Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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