Olivewood Cemetery

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This cemetery served the early African-American community in Houston for approximately 100 years. The Olivewood Cemetery Association incorporated in 1875 and purchased 5.5 acres... that same year from Elizabeth morin Slocomb. The organization bought two adjacent acres in 1917. Also known in its early years as Olive Wood, Hollow Wood and Hollywood. It is one of the oldest known platted cemeteries in the city [of Houston]. The Original 444 family plots compisiing over 5000 burial spaces were laid out along an elliptical drive. The burial ground contains several hundred marked graves, in addition to an unkown number of unmarked graves...
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