Mount Olive is located in southern Wayne County with a small portion of the town extending south into Duplin County.
Mt. Olive, NC is home to the world renowned Mt. Olive Pickle factory and the nationally recognized Mt. Olive Pickle Festival held each Year. They also celebrate the turn of the New Year with their take on the “Apple Drop” of NY by having their own “Pickle drop” of Mt. Olive.
The University of Mt. Olive (UMO), formerly known as Mt. Olive College also sits within this community and is growing annually. Surrounded by shopping, restaurants, housing and more make it a very convenient place to invest in real estate with a controlled group of possible residents each year.
Other larger businesses in the area are Case Farms chicken plant and the Corporate Offices of Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries franchise.
U.S. Route 117, a four-lane highway, runs along the western edge of Mount Olive, leading north 14 miles to Goldsboro and south 15 miles to Warsaw. North Carolina Highway 55, which crosses US 117 at the north end of town, leads east 31 miles to Kinston and west 17 miles to Newton Grove.