Mount Olive

Mount Olive was off State Highway 21 near the site of present Linwood in southern Cherokee County. It grew up around a church established near the Forest Hill Plantation before the Civil War. A local school for black children was in operation by 1896, when it had an enrollment of thirty-nine. In the mid-1930s the settlement comprised a church, a school, and a number of houses. The school later closed, and in the early 1990s only a church and cemetery remained.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Mount Olive is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.66434370
    Longitude
    -94.99049350

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No

Is Incorporated

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