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Mt. Olivet

2930 Frederick Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21223

Mount Olivet Cemetery is known as “The Resting Place of Methodist Bishops.” “Bishops’ Lot ” was given to the Baltimore Conference for such “traveling preachers and their wives” as they may wish to be buried there. On this lot, the Trustees of Lovely Lane erected the “Bishops’ Monument” which was dedicated June 16, 1854. The original monument was a monolith of Italian marble and measured 18 feet in height. Due to the deteriorating quality of the stone, a duplicate monument made of granite was erected in 2016 – the 200th anniversary of Asbury’s death. Near this monument rest the remains of Bishops Francis Asbury, Enoch George, John Emory and Beverly Waugh & his wife.

Next to the Bishops’ moment is the monument of Robert Strawbridge and his wife Elizabeth. Strawbridge is the lay preacher who established the first Methodist meetings in America.

In recent years the ashes of E. Stanley Jones and Mabel Lossing Jones, leaders of the modern church and world missionaries, were interred in the lot. A time capsule was added in 1966 as part of the 200th Anniversary of Methodism in America observances. It is due to be opened in 2066.


For information about purchasing a lot, arranging for an interment, or policy regarding flowers, please go to Mt. Olivet Contact Page .

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