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Welcome to Mount Olive ...

The town of Mount Olive is located in Covington County<1>.

The location of Mount Olive has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Olive: Mt. Olive

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Olive has a population of 912 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Olive.

Mount Olive is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mount Olive lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Mount Olive: (601) & (769)<5>

Websites for Mount Olive ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.covingtonchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Mount Olive, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Olive had an population of 912 people. This is a decrease of 7.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Olive had a population of 982 people (or 5.02% of the total population of Covington County). This makes Mount Olive the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mount Olive represents 0.03% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 982 people, the population of Mount Olive increased 9.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 893 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Olive.

Communities Also Named Mount Olive ...

While we believe that this Mount Olive is located in Covington County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Mount Olive. Those communities are located in the following counties: Amite, Franklin and Jones County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 57 communities that are also named Mount Olive - they are located in Alabama (10), Arkansas (7), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Missouri (2), New Jersey, North Carolina (7), Ohio, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Virginia (2) and West Virginia (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Olive.

Communities near Mount Olive ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Olive.

  • Magee [Simpson County]
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    • Magee [Simpson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Olive
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<7>
  • Collins [Covington County]
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    • Collins [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Mount Olive
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<7>
  • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
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    • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Olive
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<7>
  • Taylorsville [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Mount Olive
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
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      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<7>
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
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      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<7>
    • Mize [Smith County]
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      • Mize [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<7>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<7>
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassfield
      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Coats [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Olive. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Olive.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Olive. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Olive.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Olive. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Olive.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Olive ...

Looking for more information about Mount Olive? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mount Olive, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Olive.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Covington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Olive. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Covington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Olive.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Olive - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Olive) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Olive. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Olive

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7608, Longitude: -89.6609       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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