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Olive Branch, Mississippi

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Welcome to Olive Branch ...

The city of Olive Branch is located in DeSoto County.

The location of Olive Branch has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Olive Branch has a population of 37,435 people<2> (see below for details).

Olive Branch is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Olive Branch: (662)

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Olive Branch had an population of 37,435 people. This is an increase of 11.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 77.8% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Olive Branch ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Olive Branch and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Hernando   [Map]   15,981   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Horn Lake   [Map]   27,095   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Southaven   [Map]   54,031   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walls   [Map]   1,399   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   59,102   N   18 miles [29 km]
Collierville (TN)   [Map]   50,286   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Olive Branch.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Olive Branch. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Olive Branch.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Olive Branch:

Websites for Olive Branch ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Olive Branch:

The official website for DeSoto County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Olive Branch.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olive Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olive Branch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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