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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.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Olive Branch has a population of 36,699 people<1> (see below for details).

Olive Branch is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Olive Branch: (662)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olive Branch had a population of 33,484 people (or 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 total 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 2016 Census Estimates, Olive Branch had an population of 36,699 people. This is an increase of 9.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 74.31% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Olive Branch ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Olive Branch and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016
Hernando   [Map]   15,631   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Horn Lake   [Map]   27,042   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Southaven   [Map]   53,214   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walls   [Map]   1,295   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   58,622   N   18 miles [29 km]
Collierville (TN)   [Map]   49,177   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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Olive Branch. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Olive Branch.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Olive Branch. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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:

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The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Olive Branch. 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Olive Branch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olive Branch. The point that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Olive Branch.