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MOUNT OLIVE, TEXAS

Mills County, Texas Hill Country
10 miles NE of Goldthwaite

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Mount Olive Cemetery, Texas
Mount Olive Cemetery established 1901
Photos courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey
Mount Olive Tabernacle
Photos courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey
Primitive Baptist Church , Mount Olive, Texas
Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church
Photos courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey
Just down the road from Mount Olive is Caradan Cemetery

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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