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Welcome to Mount Olive ...

The town of Mount Olive is primarily located in Wayne County<1>. A portion of Mount Olive extends into Duplin County.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Olive: Mt. Olive

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Olive has a population of 4,657 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Olive.

Mount Olive is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mount Olive lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Mount Olive: (919) & (984)<4>

The ZIP code for Mount Olive: 28365<5>

Websites for Mount Olive ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.moachamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Mount Olive, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Olive had an population of 4,657 people. This is an increase of 1.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Olive had a population of 4,589 people. This makes Mount Olive the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mount Olive represents 0.05% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,589 people, the population of Mount Olive has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,567 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Olive.

Communities Also Named Mount Olive ...

While we believe that this Mount Olive is located in Wayne County, we know of another 6 North Carolina communities named Mount Olive. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bladen, Catawba, Columbus, Henderson, Hyde and Stokes County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 57 communities that are also named Mount Olive - they are located in Alabama (10), Arkansas (7), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), New Jersey, 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.

  • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
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    • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Olive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<8>
  • Clinton [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Sampson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Olive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<8>
  • Warsaw [Duplin County]
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    • Warsaw [Duplin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Mount Olive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<8>
  • La Grange [Lenoir County]
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    • La Grange [Lenoir County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Olive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
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      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<8>
    • Faison [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faison
      • Faison [Duplin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faison<8>
    • Walnut Creek [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek
    • Kenansville [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenansville
      • Kenansville [Duplin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenansville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenansville<8>
    • Newton Grove [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Grove
      • Newton Grove [Sampson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton Grove<8>
    • Turkey [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey
      • Turkey [Sampson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turkey<8>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Olive, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Olive was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mount Olive on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Olive on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Wayne County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Wayne County: www.waynegov.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Olive.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Olive - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Mount Olive). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Olive or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 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: 35.1965, Longitude: -78.0662    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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