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MOUNT OLIVE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Mills County, Texas Hill Country

CR 237, E of 575N
N of Caradan
15 miles NE of Goldthwaite via FM 2005

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Mount Olive, Texas - Primitive Baptist Church
Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, May 2003
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Historical Marker (on CR 237):

Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery

Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church was organized in July 1899 with nineteen charter members in the community of North Bennett. The new church adopted the articles of faith of the Old Harmony Baptist Association and called Elder W. W. Fowler as first pastor. The church purchased 15 acres of land in 1901 for a house of worship and cemetery. The church building also was used as a school-house and was shared with other denominations.

Area population declined during World War ll, and by 1999 the church had four members. In addition to several of the church's charter members, many of the early settlers of the community are interred here, as are veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces.

With more than 150 graves in 1999, the cemetery continues to serve the entire community.
(1999)

Mount Olive Cemetery, Texas
Mount Olive Cemetery, established 1901
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, May 2003
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Mount Olive Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, May 2003
Just down the road from Mount Olive is Caradan

Mount Olive History


From The Handbook of Texas Online.
Mount Olive was at the site of the mountain from which its gets its name, ten miles northeast of Goldthwaite in eastern Mills County. The community was established in 1877; early settlers included John Neal, J. J. Wilcox, and Thomas Huckabee, Sr. At its height, the Mount Olive community had a store, a school, and several churches. The community declined rapidly in the first part of the 1900s, but its school remained until 1947, when it was consolidated with those of
Goldthwaite. By the 1980s Mount Olive had been abandoned.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Flora Gatlin Bowles, A No Man's Land Becomes a County (Austin: Steck, 1958).
Julius A. Amin

www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/MM/htm26.html

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Mount Olive, Texas Nearby Towns:
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