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Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Mount Olivet Cemetery is a cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. The cemetery is located at 515 South Market Street and is operated by the Mount Olivet Cemetery Company, Inc.HistoryOn October 4, 1852 a group of citizens from Maryland including Charles Edward Trail founded the Mount Olivet Cemetery Company. The company purchased 32 acres of land, which was designed by James Belden to incorporate walkways and driveways throughout the grounds. The cemetery was conceived primarily to provide several of the downtown Frederick churches more room for interments, after their cemeteries became full. Over time some of these smaller cemeteries were also relocated to Mount Olivet.One of the landmarks of Frederick, the episcopal graveyard, a family burying ground of some of the most famous personages of Maryland, was yesterday sold to G.L. Hughes. The plot where until about two years ago the first Governor of Maryland, Governor Thomas Johnson, rested, will soon be utilized for commercial purposes. All bodies were moved from the graveyard nearly two years ago to Mt. Olivet Cemetery.<"FNP 11/23/1915" /<Initial shares were sold for US$20 with the intention that after the cemetery was laid out that each share would be exchanged for 12 grave lots. The cemetery was formally established (chartered) in 1954. Mrs. Ann Crawford was the first interment at the cemetery, she was buried on May 28, 1854.Notable monuments and markersMount Olivet Cemetery has had many monuments constructed on the grounds since its establishment. These monuments honor significant historical people, events and the men and women who fought in many of the military conflicts the United States has been involved in.
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  • The main attraction was seeing Francis Scott Key's burial site. Appeared to be a well maintained cemetery. It was definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • This was a great find for us. We were actually heading to Monacacy Battlefield, but drove past this on the way and just popped in to look at the headstones - an interest of mine. We were pleasantly su...  more »
  • This cemetery is full of historic people associated with the growth of Frederick Md. There is a section of Civil War grave stones which are very interesting to read.  more »
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  • This historic cemetery is a good place to visit. Francis Scott Key is buried here and many of the headstones are more than a hundred years old. The Civil War graves are lined up along the back fence and when I realized how many there were, it took my breath away. This place is a history lesson.
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