Mount Olivet Cemetery (Detroit)

Coordinates: 42°25′12″N 83°01′25″W / 42.419972°N 83.023682°W / 42.419972; -83.023682 Mount Olivet Cemetery is a cemetery at 17100 Van Dyke Avenue in the city of Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan. It opened in 1888 and is owned and operated by the Mount Elliott Cemetery Association, a not-for-profit Catholic organization. At 320 acres (130 ha), it is the largest cemetery in Detroit, although it no longer promotes itself publicly as a Roman Catholic institution.


The cemetery contains 3 British Commonwealth war graves, a Royal Air Force Cadet and two Canadian soldiers, of World War I.[3]


  1. ^ "Death of a Whistleblower: Detroit's Bankruptcy, Edward Snowden and Jerry Buckley | Kevin Walsh". 27 September 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  2. ^ Campbell, Bob (2 July 1985). "Judge earned a reputation for tenacity". Detroit Free Press. p. 13A. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit.
  3. ^ "CWGC Cemetery Report; Detroit (Mount Olivet) Cemetery". Retrieved 25 October 2013.

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