Mt. Olive Cemetery

955 Cumberland Drive, Clarksville, TN 37040


Mt. Olive Cemetery is a historic African American burial site, with the first burial being recorded in 1817. There were burials held here until 1958. The Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society was established as a nonprofit in 2004 with the aim of preserving the 7.24-acre property. The cemetery includes at least 1,350 graves, and a recent ground penetrating radar survey suggests that there are more, especially since over 90% of the graves are unmarked. This cemetery is the oldest and biggest African American cemetery in Clarksville. In 2020, the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places.