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The location of Mt. Olive Cemetery









A visit to the Mt. Olive Cemetery ...

The location of the Mt. Olive 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. Olive Cemetery ...

The Mt. Olive Cemetery is located in Kaufman County. The county seat for Kaufman County is located in Kaufman.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Mt. Olive Cemetery

Lat:   32.5251°   (32° 31' 30")

Lon:   -96.3908°   (-96° 23' 26")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Kaufman County.

Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Grange Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Dallas County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Grays Prairie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2149634<4>
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Kaufman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #188945
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Rosser Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Rosser Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

College Mound   [Map]     Oak Grove   [Map]    
Combine   [Map]     Oak Ridge   [Map]    
Cottonwood   [Map]     Post Oak Bend City   [Map]    
Crandall   [Map]     Rosser   [Map]    
Crisp   [Map]     Scurry   [Map]    
Forney   [Map]     Seagoville   [Map]    
Grays Prairie   [Map]     Talty   [Map]    
Kaufman   [Map]     Telico   [Map]    
Kemp   [Map]     Terrell   [Map]    
Lawrence   [Map]     Walnut Springs   [Map]    
Lone Star   [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. Olive Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Kaufman County.

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

Crandall   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Ferris   [Map]
 - Located in Ellis County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Forney   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Kaufman   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Kemp   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Kleberg   [Map]
 - Located in Dallas County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Seagoville   [Map]
 - Located in Dallas County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Terrell   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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. Olive Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Kaufman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Collin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Denton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ellis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Freestone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hill County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hopkins County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hunt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Navarro County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rains County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockwall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tarrant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Zandt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

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 Texas

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1342068   (Name of Record: Mount Olive Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Kaufman
Lat: 32.5251374     Lon: -96.3908171   [Map]
Elev: 131         Map Name: Scurry

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Kaufman County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kaufman County: www.kaufmancounty.net/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5251, Longitude: -96.3908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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<4>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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