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When and where was Mount Olivet Cemetery built?

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Mount Olivet Cemetery was built in Frederick, Maryland, and received its charter from Frederick County on October 4th, 1852. Almost two years later, Ann Crawford became the first person to be interred in the cemetery. The burial occurred on May 28, 1854.

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As of 2015, the cemetery contains more than 34,000 graves, a mausoleum and two monuments dedicated to military veterans. It features expandable boundaries and eight miles of internal roadways. The cemetery offers pre-planning services and gravestone monuments.

Famous Americans buried at the cemetery include Francis Scott Key, the writer of the "Star Spangled Banner" and Thomas Johnson, the first governor of Maryland. Additionally, a memorial dedicated to Francis Scott Key is located in the cemetery.

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