"Frederick's Other City"

"Frederick's Other City" (HM1YTJ)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.386', W 77° 24.759'

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When Frederick Town was laid out in 1745, founder Daniel Dulany provided lots to different faith denominations to build churches. These would serve as centers of religious, educational and social life for the new settlers in Maryland's colonial backcountry. Many of these same lots would also serve as the town's first burying grounds. Over the next 100 years, congregations grew in step with the town, necessitating church expansion and additional room for burials. Representatives from Frederick's leading churches came together and called for a new, community-owned, non-denominational, cemetery. This would be located on a large rolling parcel south of town, adjacent the Georgetown Turnpike.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Mount Olivet would collect additional inhabitants as bodies were steadily, re-interred from existing church cemeteries into the dignified and tranquil setting of "Frederick's Other City."
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Date Added Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292272 N 4364657
Decimal Degrees39.40643333, -77.41265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.386', W 77° 24.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 23.16" N, 77° 24' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 511 S Market St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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