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Olive Branch Gate.jpg (119877 bytes)    Olive Branch Cemetery is out in the country between Chico and Crafton. From Chico go north on Hwy 101 and turn left on CR 1667. Turn left on CR 1661 and then left again on CR 1771. Past the Briar Branch Farm in a low place the road will turn right and go across a cattle guard and creek. Follow the road on for about a mile and the cemetery is at the end.

    In June 2000 63 headstones were photographed.

    Text to the Historical Marker follows:

    Olive Branch Cemetery

    The first burial at this site occurred in the early 1870s. Area settlers H.H. Bradford, B.P. Cox, J.C. Cartwright, and J.C. Weaver, donated the property for the interment of a young girl who had died on a wagon train. The earliest marked grave is that of Maria B. Smith (1805-1875). During the 1890s, a sanctuary was built north of the burial ground for a Methodist Episcopal Church. As declining soil conditions caused families to move from the area, the congregation became inactive. The chapel was removed by 1914, but the Olive Branch Cemetery remains in use.
                                                                                                                            (1981)

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Section - Row - # - Last Name - First Name

1-S	1	1	Smith	Clifford
1-S	1	2	Ross	W. Erskin
1-S	1	3	Ross	Eliza G.
1-S	1	4	Cox	Benfamin F.
1-S	2	5	Burkholder	Leslie
1-S	2	6	Ham	Charles L.
1-S	2	7	Ham	Lora Inez
1-S	2	8	Ham	Charles Beuren
1-S	3	9	Kirkham	Maggie
1-S	4	10	Stone	J.A.
1-S	4	11	Stone	Margaret A.
1-S	4	12	Stone	W.B.
1-S	4	13	Stone	Mary R.
1-S	4	14	Stone	Ewell B.
1-S	4	15	McGuire	Mark Douglas
1-S	5	16	Spicer	Opal L.
1-S	5	17	Thueatt	Jack
1-S	5	18	Stone	Walter
1-S	5	19	Stone	L. Barbara
1-S	5	20	Stone	Frank
1-S	5	21	Stone	William F.
1-S	5	22	McGuire	Hazel
1-S	5	23	McGuire	Brady
1-S	6	24	Terrell	Virginia H.
1-S	7	25	Adams 	J.A.
1-S	7	26	Adams	 R.M.
1-S	7	27	Adams Joseph C.
1-S	7	28	Adams	  Luby P.
1-S	8	29	Blythe	 Cara M.
1-S	9	30	Holland	Charles R.
1-S	9	31	Holland    LaTisha Ann "Sissy"
1-S	9	32	Wood	Charles Finis "Chuck"
1-S	9	33	Wood	  Lucile Laverne "Lucy"
2-N	1	34	Smith	Martha
2-N	1	35	Smith	D.J.
2-N	1	36	Cox	Lela, Mrs.
2-N	1	37	Cox	Daniel P.
2-N	1	38	Cox	Sarah J.
2-N	1	39	Cox	B.P.
2-N	1	40	Cox	E.A.
2-N	1	41	Cox	Son
2-N	1	42	Cox	Josiah J.
2-N	1	43	Cox	Ida
2-N	1	44	Cox	Lizzie B.
2-N	2	45	Wortman   Andrew Jackson
2-N	2	46	Wortman	Ella
2-N	2	47	Wortman	William W.
2-N	2	48	Wortman	Sammie
2-N	2	49	Wortman	Lea
2-N	2	50	Stone	Sarah
2-N	3	51	Gore	James G.
2-N	3	52	Mara	John G.
2-N	3	53	Mara	Effie 
2-N	4	54	Edens	Sarah E.
2-N	4	55	McDaniel	Cora M.
2-N	4	56	McDaniel	Larkins
2-N	5	57	Pleasant	Infant
2-N	5	58	Cox	Andy Thomas
2-N	5	59	Edens	Elias
2-N	5	60	Edens	M.A.
2-N	5	61	Cox	James Knox
2-N	6	62	Smith	Maria B.
2-N	6	63	Stuart	Lucie E.