Mount Olivet Cemetery is a 250-acre (100 ha) cemetery located in Nashville
. Mount Olivet has been continuously operated since its establishment in 1856. It serves as the final resting place for many of Middle Tennessee's political and business leaders, including several former governors of Tennessee, U.S. Senators, and U.S. Congressional Representatives.
After the American Civil War, women of Nashville formed an association to raise funds to purchase a separate plot of land at the cemetery for the interment of Confederate dead. The memorial association arranged for burials of about 1,500 soldiers at Confederate Circle. Confederate veterans were also eligible for interment there.In the 1990s, a funeral home was added to the grounds of Mount Olivet.
Immediately adjacent to the west, Calvary Cemetery has long served as the preferred burying place of Middle Tennessee Catholics. The two facilities are separated only by grass; one can walk from one cemetery to the other, although each has a separate entrance. Cars cannot pass between the two.Mount Olivet Cemetery is located at 1101 Lebanon
Road, approximately two miles (three km) east of downtown Nashville. It is open to the public during daylight hours.