Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Mount Olivet Cemetery

300 E Forest Avenue
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Memorials 2,151 added (23% photographed)

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery is a ten-acre, African-American cemetery established in 1885 on East Forest Ave. in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Located approximately halfway between two major north/south thoroughfares (Highland Avenue and North Royal Street), it is within 1½ miles north of the Madison County Courthouse (NR 395). East Forest Avenue also lies nearly at equal distances from the county's two main east/west transportation routes, Interstate 40 and Highway 70/1.

Situated within a working-class and lower middle-class residential neighborhood of modest, frame houses, most of which were built after the establishment of the cemetery, Mt. Olivet Cemetery is shielded from the busy commercial traffic of Highland Avenue, two blocks to the west and North Royal Street, three blocks to the east. On the north side, a twenty-two acre undeveloped parcel separates the cemetery from the Briarcliff subdivision. In its quiet setting, the cemetery retains a visual identity consistent with an early twentieth century cemetery located outside city boundaries, and, if the tombstones were not present, the grounds could be mistaken for a park.

Listed on National Register of Historic Places.


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GPS Coordinates: 35.63604, -88.81434

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #15985