MOUNT OLIVE CEMETERY

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JesseBaker.jpgJesse Baker, Cemetery Manager
310 Nolan
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone: (432) 264-2376
Fax: (432) 264-2376
Email:

Mission

Cemetery personnel are responsible for the care and upkeep of the City cemetery grounds including lots and graves not maintained by other organizations.


History of Mount Olive Cemetery

Staked Plains Lodge No. 598, A.F. & A.M., was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Texas on December 12, 1884. The members soon recognized a need for a Masonic cemetery in Big Spring. In May 1885 George Bauer (1836-1898), a member of the Lodge, donated land at this site for that purpose. Adjacent land was given later for other community graveyards, which have become known collectively as Mount Olive Cemetery. The earliest documented grave in the Masonic Cemetery is that of William Howerton (1846-1886). At least one gravestone bears an earlier date, but it is for a grave which was reinterred here from another location. Among those buried here are many Masons and their families, including a number of community leaders; Texas and Pacific Railway Company employees; George Bauer, original donor of the property; and veterans of World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. Over the years, additional land acquisitions have enlarged the size of the cemetery to forty-five acres. A variety of sizes and styles of grave markers can be seen in the historic graveyard.


Location

Mount Olive Cemetery is located .2 miles off Interstate Highway 20 on the Snyder Highway.

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Local Funeral Homes

Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel
301 East 24th Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Telephone: (432) 267-8288
Toll Free: (800) 658-6712
Fax: (432) 264-9112

Nalley Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
906 Gregg Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Toll Free: (800) 284-2141
Telephone: (432) 267-6331