|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Olex cemetery is located on Upper Rock Creek Road a few miles east of the small settlement of Olex which is located on Rock Creek at the mouth of Juniper Canyon...on John Day Highway...State Highway 19.
The post office at Olex was established October 27, 1874. James H. Butler was first postmaster of this office.
A petition was circulated with the intention of naming the settlement "Alex" after Alex Smith, a local pioneer settler. The enthusiasm of the petition writer was better than his handwriting, and authorities misread "Alex" into "Olex", a clerical error, which was allowed to remain. Thus "Olex" became the accepted name.
A 100% photo take of all graves that were readable on 9 September 2007 are posted here. The cemetery is fenced and gated. There is no grass but it seems to be attended to by the local residents.