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MOUNT OLIVE, TEXAS (Cherokee County). Mount Olive was off State Highway 21 near the site of present Linwood in southern Cherokee County. It grew up around a church established near the Forest Hill Plantation before the Civil War. A local school for black children was in operation by 1896, when it had an enrollment of thirty-nine. In the mid-1930s the settlement comprised a church, a school, and a number of houses. The school later closed, and in the early 1990s only a church and cemetery remained.


Hattie Joplin Roach, A History of Cherokee County (Dallas: Southwest, 1934).

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "MOUNT OLIVE, TX (CHEROKEE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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