Mount Olive Cemetery

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Mount Olive Cemetery

Location
Rt. 48
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, 19805 USA
Memorials 552 added (63% photographed)

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LOCATION: West of Wilmington. On State Route 48/100 one-half mile east of State Route 100/141 intersection.

Marker Reads:
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.

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GPS Coordinates: 39.7575, -75.5975

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #104393