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Welcome to Mount Olive ...

Mount Olive is located in Coosa County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mount Olive, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1852.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Olive: Mt. Olive

Mount Olive is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Mount Olive lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Mount Olive (for example, toward West Point (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Mount Olive: (256) and (938)<3>

Communities Also Named Mount Olive ...

While we believe that this Mount Olive is located in Coosa County, we know of another 9 Alabama communities named Mount Olive. Those communities are located in the following counties: Blount, Butler, Calhoun, DeKalb, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Marshall, Randolph and Tuscaloosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 57 communities that are also named Mount Olive - they are located in Arkansas (7), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), New Jersey, North Carolina (7), Ohio, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Virginia (2) and West Virginia (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Olive.

Communities near Mount Olive ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Olive.

  • Alexander City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander City
    • Alexander City is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,142 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander City <5>
  • Sylacauga
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Childersburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Goodwater
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Oak Grove
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 513 people
  • Rockford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Kellyton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyton
    • Kellyton is located in Coosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
  • Talladega Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega Springs
    • Talladega Springs is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
  • Bon Air
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
    • Bon Air is located in Talladega County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
  • Stewartville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartville
    • Stewartville is located in Coosa County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Olive. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Olive.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Olive. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Olive.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Olive. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Olive.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Olive ...

Looking for more information about Mount Olive? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mount Olive, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Olive.

Adding Mount Olive to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Olive in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mount Olive was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Mount Olive post office opened in 1852.

We also found Mount Olive in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Olive.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Olive. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Coosa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Olive - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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