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The location of Mt. Olivet Cemetery









A visit to the Mount Olivet Cemetery ...

The location of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery ...

The Mt. Olivet Cemetery is located in Rapides Parish.

The parish seat for Rapides Parish is located in Alexandria. Alexandria lies just to the southwest of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Lat:   31.3182°   (31° 19' 5")

Lon:   -92.4399°   (-92° 26' 23")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Rapides Parish.

Anandale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

B'nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Figgins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67674<3>

Holly Oak Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Labat Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east (E) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Maryhill Seminary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Newlight Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Venus Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Alexandria Junction   [Map]     Hot Wells   [Map]    
Alexandria   [Map]     Kolin   [Map]    
Anandale   [Map]     Lecompte   [Map]    
Antonia   [Map]     Libuse   [Map]    
Ball   [Map]     North Point   [Map]    
Bentley   [Map]     Otis   [Map]    
Boyce   [Map]     Pineville   [Map]    
Center Point   [Map]     Pollock   [Map]    
Creola   [Map]     Ruby   [Map]    
Deville   [Map]     Stay   [Map]    
Dry Prong   [Map]     Tioga   [Map]    
Echo   [Map]     Woodworth   [Map]    
Effie   [Map]     Zimmerman   [Map]    
Gardner   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The following communities are located in Rapides Parish.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Alexandria   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
 
Lecompte   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
 
Pineville   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Mt. Olivet Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Rapides Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winn Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Rapides Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Rapides Parish
 

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #541883   (Name of Record: Mount Olivet Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Rapides
Lat: 31.3182379     Lon: -92.4398592   [Map]
Elev: 28         Map Name: Alexandria

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3182, Longitude: -92.4399     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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