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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Mount Olive, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Olive and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Mount Olive:
    • 34.424613, -78.796965
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mount Olive
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Mount Olive ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Mount Olive.

There are six communities within North Carolina that are also named Mount Olive.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another 51 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Bladen County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Bladen County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Mount Olive.
    • Catawba County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Mount Olive [Catawba County].
    • Henderson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Henderson County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Mount Olive.
    • Hyde County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Hyde County and lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hyde County community of Mount Olive.
    • Stokes County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Stokes County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Mount Olive.
    • Wayne County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Wayne County and lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Mount Olive.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Blount County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<1> to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Mount Olive.
      • Butler County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Butler County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Mount Olive.
      • Calhoun County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Calhoun County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Mount Olive.
      • Coosa County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Coosa County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coosa County community of Mount Olive.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Mount Olive is located in DeKalb County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Mount Olive.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Jefferson County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Lauderdale County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Mount Olive [Lauderdale County].
      • Marshall County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Marshall County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Mount Olive.
      • Randolph County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Randolph County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Mount Olive.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Mount Olive.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Ashley County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<1> to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Mount Olive.
      • Bradley County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Bradley County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Mount Olive.
      • Faulkner County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Faulkner County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Mount Olive.
      • Howard County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Mount Olive [Howard County].
      • Izard County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Izard County and lies 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Izard County community of Mount Olive.
      • Poinsett County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Poinsett County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poinsett County community of Mount Olive.
      • Washington County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Washington County and lies 860 miles [1,384 km] to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Mount Olive.
    • Florida
      • Marion County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Marion County and lies 414 miles [666.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Mount Olive.
    • Georgia
      • Thomas County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Mount Olive [Thomas County].
      • Twiggs County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Twiggs County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Twiggs County community of Mount Olive.
    • Illinois
      • Macoupin County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Macoupin County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Mount Olive.
    • Indiana
      • Martin County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Martin County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Mount Olive.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Mount Olive [Leavenworth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Casey County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Casey County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Casey County community of Mount Olive.
      • Lee County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Lee County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km] to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Mount Olive.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Mount Olive is located in Bienville Parish and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<1> to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Mount Olive.
      • Lincoln Parish
      • This Mount Olive is located in Lincoln Parish and lies 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln Parish community of Mount Olive.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Mount Olive [Carroll County].
    • Mississippi
      • Amite County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Amite County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amite County community of Mount Olive.
      • Covington County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Covington County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Mount Olive.
      • Franklin County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Franklin County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Mount Olive.
      • Jones County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Jones County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Mount Olive.
    • Missouri
      • Johnson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Johnson County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Saint Louis City
      • Although located in Saint Louis City, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis City community of Mount Olive.
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Morris County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Mount Olive.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Clermont County and lies 425 miles [684 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Mount Olive.
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Horry County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Mount Olive.
      • Laurens County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Laurens County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurens County community of Mount Olive.
    • Tennessee
      • Grundy County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Grundy County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Mount Olive.
      • Knox County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Knox County and lies 307 miles [494.1 km] to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Mount Olive.
      • Marion County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Marion County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km] to the west of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Mount Olive.
      • Rutherford County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Mount Olive [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Jackson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Jackson County and lies 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Lavaca County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Lavaca County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lavaca County community of Mount Olive.
      • Mills County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mills County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mills County community of Mount Olive.
    • Virginia
      • Northumberland County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Northumberland County and lies 269 miles [432.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Mount Olive.
      • Shenandoah County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Shenandoah County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km] to the north of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shenandoah County community of Mount Olive.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Fayette County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Mount Olive.
      • Mason County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Mason County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Mount Olive.
      • Mercer County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Mercer County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Mount Olive.
      • Roane County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Roane County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Mount Olive.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Olive ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bird Cage [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird Cage
    • Bird Cage [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bird Cage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird Cage
  • Boardman [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boardman
    • Boardman [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boardman
  • Butters [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butters
    • Butters [Bladen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butters have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butters
  • Evergreen [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Grist [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grist
      • Grist [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grist
    • Nobles Crossing [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobles Crossing
      • Nobles Crossing [Columbus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobles Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobles Crossing
    • Peacocks [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacocks
      • Peacocks [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacocks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacocks
    • Pine Log [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Log
      • Pine Log [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Log have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Log
    • Piney Forest Crossroads [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Forest Crossroads
      • Piney Forest Crossroads [Columbus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Forest Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Forest Crossroads
    • Potters Curve [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potters Curve
      • Potters Curve [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potters Curve have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potters Curve
    • Williams Cross Roads [Columbus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Cross Roads
      • Williams Cross Roads [Columbus County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Mount Olive. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • A.R. Ammons     (Poet)
      • Full name: Archie Randolph Ammons
      • Poet. He was born in Whiteville (NC) on February 26, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on February 26, 2001 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Whiteville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Mount Olive.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: A.R. Ammons<5>
    • Taft 'Taffy' Wright     (Major League Baseball)
      • Born: Taft Shedron Wright
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tabor City (NC) on August 10, 1911 (a Thursday) and died in Orlando (FL) on October 22, 1981 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Meadowbrook Cemetery (Robeson County, North Carolina).
      • Tabor City is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Mount Olive.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Taft 'Taffy' Wright<5>

How Far From Mount Olive to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mount Olive to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Mount Olive and extending to:

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    • Whiteville, which is the Seat of Columbus County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Olive to Raleigh, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 323 miles [519.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,166 miles [9,923.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,855 miles [11,032.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Columbus County

About North Carolina

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 Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Mount Olive) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Olive. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount OliveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4246, Longitude: -78.7970       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Mount Olive could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mount Olive, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Mount Olive to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.062 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.106 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.968 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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