Topics of Interest

This digital collection contains records related to Mount Olivet Cemetery, a 206-acre cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Mount Olivet was established in 1856 by Adrian Van Sinderen Lindsley and John Buddeke. Notable interments include John Overton, Thomas Ryman, Anne Dallas Dudley and several former governors of Tennessee. The physical collection includes accounts, correspondence, legal documents, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, land records, and cemetery records. The collection was compiled by Florence M. Redelsheimer (1911-1989), who was once a public relations administrator for Mount Olivet Cemetery.

When complete, the bulk of the digital collection will consist of interment books from 1855-1906, listing people buried in the cemetery and their burial locations. Information on each page includes interment date, names, age, cause of death, and plot location information. Names have been transcribed for each page of the interment books, making them searchable. Currently, only volume II and eighteen cemetery maps are available online, while volumes III and IV will be uploaded when transcription of names is complete.