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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Olive Branch, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olive Branch and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Olive Branch:
    • 34.960730, -89.848461
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Olive Branch
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Olive Branch ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Olive Branch.

Within Mississippi, the name Olive Branch is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Talbot County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Talbot County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Olive Branch.
    • Illinois
      • Alexander County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Alexander County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the north of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexander County community of Olive Branch.
    • Kentucky
      • Fleming County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Fleming County and lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fleming County community of Olive Branch.
      • Shelby County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Shelby County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km] to the northeast of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Olive Branch.
    • Louisiana
      • East Feliciana Parish
      • This Olive Branch is located in East Feliciana Parish and lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Feliciana Parish community of Olive Branch.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Olive Branch [Oakland County].
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Olive Branch [Lancaster County].
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Olive Branch [Ulster County].
    • North Carolina
      • Union County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Union County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the east of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Olive Branch.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Clermont County and lies 420 miles [675.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Olive Branch.
    • Tennessee
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Olive Branch is located in Lauderdale County and lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the north of the Olive Branch that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Olive Branch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olive Branch ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bleak [Shelby County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bleak
    • Bleak [Shelby County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olive Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bleak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedarview [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
    • Cedarview [DeSoto County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Olive Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarview
  • Fairhaven [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
    • Fairhaven [DeSoto County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
  • Handy Corner [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handy Corner
    • Handy Corner [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Olive Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handy Corner
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    • Irene [Shelby County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Shelby County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Olive Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewisburg [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Olive Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Maywood [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [DeSoto County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Olive Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Mineral Wells [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Wells
      • Mineral Wells [DeSoto County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Olive Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
    • Plum Point [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Olive Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Olive Branch. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<4>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<4>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Germantown is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83.
      • Rosemark is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Olive Branch.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<4>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at the age of 90. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Somerville is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast of Olive Branch.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.<4>
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<4>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<4>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<4>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Olive Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<4>

How Far From Olive Branch to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Olive Branch to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Olive Branch and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hernando, which is the Seat of DeSoto County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Olive Branch to Hernando, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,328 miles [11,793.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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: 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 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 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).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Olive Branch could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Olive Branch to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.649 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.767 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.271 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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