Bringing the dead to life…

Soldiers Monument
The Soldiers Monument at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover PA

When we bury the dead, the grave site is marked with a gravestone to memorialize people’s lives spent here on earth.  If the dead could talk to us, their life stories could fill a book.

In 1859 a vision became reality when a few men of the Hanover area built Mount Olivet Cemetery.  The history about the cemetery is recorded not only in newspapers and books, but on the monuments and gravestones, waiting to be interpreted.

Logo_Mount OlivetThe Friends of Mount Olivet Cemetery will research, share these stories, and preserve its history for future generations.  To learn more about the Friends of Mount Olivet Cemetery and how you can help, send a message to us at  You can find us on Facebook, too.