Olivia Cemetery

Olivia Cemetery (HM29RU)

Location: Port Lavaca, TX 77979 Calhoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 38.889', W 96° 27.076'

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In 1892, the Rev. Carl J.E. Haterius of Galesburg, Illinois, acquired land at this site with the intention of establishing a community for Swedish settlers. He named the settlement for his wife, Olivia. When the townsite was laid out in 1893, land was set aside for this burial ground in association with the Swedish Lutheran Eden Church. The earliest marked grave is that of Anna Bernardino Wilson, who died in 1902. Swedes and non-Swedes together contributed to the early development of Olivia, and the community cemetery serves as a reminder of their contributions.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986


Correction: The oldest marked grave in the Olivia Cemetery is that of Christina B. Cavallin, who died in 1897.
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HM NumberHM29RU
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 749127 N 3171662
Decimal Degrees28.64815000, -96.45126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 38.889', W 96° 27.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 38' 53.34" N, 96° 27' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 317, Port Lavaca TX 77979, US
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