Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery is known as “The Resting Place of Methodist Bishops.”

The “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’ monument 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.

Monuments in Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Aerial view of Mt. Olivet Cemetery


Overall Grounds

Section A, Part 1

Section A, Part 2

Section B, Part 1

Section B, Part 2

Section C

Section D, Part 1

Section D, Part 2

Section E

Section F

Section G

Section H

Section I, Part 1

Section I, Part 2

Section J

Section K

Section M

Section N

Section O

Section P

Section P Annex

Section Q

Section R

Interment Records

When searching, be sure to check alternate spellings of names. Only name, grave location, and date of interment are required for burial; please refer to death record (city/county/state records) to verify cemetery of burial or for additional information.

Contact Mt. Olivet

For information regarding burial records, gravesite maintenance, new interments/lot purchase or any other inquiries or comments, please contact:

Lovely Lane Church Office
Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For help concerning monument repair, new interments, grave openings/closings, or marker/monument installation, please contact:

Tegeler Monument Company

Mt. Olivet Flower Policy

  1. Flowers, both natural and artificial are allowed
  2. Decorative items (stuffed animals, figurines, religious icons, holiday decorations) are allowed.
  3. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the property.
  4. Flowers and decorative items must be contained to the owners’ plots.
  1. Flowers and decorative items which are notably worn, faded, broken, or which remain more than 30 days beyond the appropriate holiday should be removed.
  2. Planting of live flowers or shrubs is not allowed, unless by special arrangement with the cemetery managers.
  3. Displays which are deemed to be objectionable will be removed at the sole discretion of the cemetery managers.