Mt. Olivet Methodist Church

Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (HM122I)

Location: Arlington, VA 22207 Arlington County
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N 38° 53.36', W 77° 7.17'

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This is Arlington's oldest church site in continuous use. Land for a Methodist Protestant Meeting House was conveyed in 1855 by William and Ann Marcey and John B. and Cornetia Brown, for whom Brown's Bend Road (now 16th Street, North) was named. The first church was completed in 1860. During the Civil War Union Troops used the Church as a hospital and subsequently destroyed it. The present structure, erected in 1948-1 949, is the fourth church on the site.Among those buried in the Mount Olivet cemetery is Sue Landon Vaughan, one of the founders of Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). In Mississippi during April 1865, she began the practice of decorating the graves of Civil War dead, both Confederate and Union.
HM NumberHM122I
Placed ByArlington County
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 316174 N 4306631
Decimal Degrees38.88933333, -77.11950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.36', W 77° 7.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 21.60" N, 77° 7' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4644-4698 16th St N, Arlington VA 22207, US
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