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A small community at the mouth of Mill Creek, just north of Solomon's Island, Olivet was settled by Calvert County watermen. They grew a lot of their own vegetables and were fairly self-sufficient. The community consisted of about a dozen homes, a post office, a church, and a general store.


Several years ago, the US Postal Service eliminated Olivet's ZIP code and integrated the community into the Lusby postal district.

The Former Olivet Post Office postoffice


The Olivet Methodist Church


Drawing of Dodson's General Store, where penny candy still costs only a penny.

Photographs by Calvert County Living

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