Olivewood Cemetery: Gone, But Not Forgotten

June 16 – July 9, 2014

Many 19th century influential African Americans are buried in Olivewood Cemetery? In 1875, the land in Houston, Texas, in White Oak Bayou where First and Sixth wards meet includes more than 700 family plots. Many prominent African Americans, slaves, and veterans are buried within this historic, 6-acre resting home.

Olivewood Cemetery was incorporated in 1875 ten years after emancipation arrived for Texas slaves, and is built on land that was a burial ground for slaves. There have been various hearsays of mysterious after dark sightings and bizarre movements within the cemetery.