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Welcome to Olive Branch ...

The city of Olive Branch is located in DeSoto County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Olive Branch: Olive Br. (or less commonly used: Olive Brnch.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Olive Branch has a population of 38,924 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Olive Branch is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Olive Branch: (662)

Websites for Olive Branch ...

Official Website:   www.obms.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.olivebranchms.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olive Branch had an population of 38,924 people. This is an increase of 16.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 84.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olive Branch had a population of 33,484 people (which is 20.77% of the total population of DeSoto County). This makes Olive Branch the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Olive Branch represents 1.13% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,484 people, the population of Olive Branch increased 59.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,054 people).

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

Adding Olive Branch to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Olive Branch in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Olive Branch elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Olive Branch on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Olive Branch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Olive Branch - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Olive Branch ...

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

  • Memphis [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
    • Memphis [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Olive Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 651,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<6>
  • Bartlett [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
    • Bartlett [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Olive Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<6>
  • Southaven [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southaven
    • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Olive Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<6>
  • Collierville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collierville
    • Collierville [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Olive Branch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 51,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collierville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Germantown [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
      • Germantown [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Olive Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<6>
    • Spring Lake [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Olive Branch
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Lake
      • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Olive Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<6>
    • Hernando [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hernando
      • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Olive Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hernando
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<6>
    • Piperton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piperton
      • Piperton [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Olive Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piperton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piperton
    • Walls [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walls
      • Walls [DeSoto County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Olive Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
      • Former name for Walls:
      • Alpika
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walls<6>

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 Olive Branch. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Olive Branch.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Olive Branch. 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 Olive Branch.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olive Branch ...

Looking for more information about Olive Branch? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Olive Branch, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Olive Branch.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Olive Branch: www.obms.us/

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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 DeSoto, 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 Olive Branch.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olive Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olive Branch) 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 Olive Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olive Branch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olive Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9607, Longitude: -89.8485       In this case, the coordinates for Olive Branch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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