Incorporated in 1870, Mount Olive has neither mountains nor olives. A small commercial center for southern Wayne County, the town is home for the Mt. Olive Pickle Company, the nation's largest independent pickle company.
Home to the largest independent pickling company in the nation, Mount Olive, NC has kept its small agricultural town charm. The train still runs through a downtown that has managed to keep many of its original bones.
With a proclamation from the mayor for the protection of wildlife, the garden club erected signs and set up an education program for both adults and children teaching them about the economic and aesthetic value of birds.