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The Mount Olivet Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Mount Olivet Cemetery located in Palouse, Whitman County, Washington. Death dates on the markers range from 1888-1938. Index information about an individual may include name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
Mount Olivet Cemetery is located at Lat: 46° 52' 29"N, Lon: 117° 13' 44"W T16N R45E Sec 14
There are 37 individuals listed in this index.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Notes from transcriber Maggie Rail, Jun 09, 2007, last edited Feb 09, 2011:
“To reach this cemetery from Palouse, drive southwest on Hwy 27 for about three miles. Turn right or west onto Clear Creek Road, in a short distance turn left onto Fugate Road and continue for about 4 miles, then left onto Kenoyer Road for about .3 mile. It will be a sharp, hairpin, left turn onto a small lane which leads up into the cemetery, which you can see on your left on a hillside.”
“This cemetery was established in 1907 according to court house records, but there are burials as early as 1888. The name makes me wonder if it was a church cemetery in the beginning.”
“This cemetery is maintained by Jim and Jeanette Askins and I found it in excellent condition. The lilacs have grown into groves, and must be very difficult to maintain. I suspect some unmarked graves are amid these.”
“I visited and read this cemetery on Jun 08, 2007, using a digital camera and I have a photo of each headstone.”
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Mount Olivet Cemetery Index , Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes were donated to the Washington State Archives by Maggie Rail, Historical Records Project, March 2011.