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Olive Branch
DeSoto County, Mississippi


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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Olive Branch is approximately 12,063 (2001), 33484 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,392 (1990), 12078 (2010).
The amount of land area in Olive Branch is 15.921 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Olive Branch to Washington DC is 795 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Olive Branch is positioned 34.95 degrees north of the equator and 89.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Olive Branch elevation is 387 feet above sea level.


Thirteen miles from Memphis, Tennessee. Here is a map page for Olive Branch. Other nearby communities are Byhalia, Nesbit and Southaven - all in Mississippi and Germantown, Tennessee.
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History & History Related Items

Olive Branch was first known, unofficially, as Watson's Crossroad. The town was located where several old Chickasaw Indian trails crossed. The first post office was opened in 1846. It was at that time that the name of Olive Branch was suggested for the official name by Mrs. Frances Wilson Blocker. She felt it was a symbol of a dove bringing the Olive Branch to Noah in the ark. The name was approved and adopted. Olive Branch was incorporated as a town on 1 May 1874. By 6 March 1888, it attained Village status.

Here is a good history page for Olive Branch.
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Learn more about Olive Branch at this site.
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Olive Branch City Government

The City of Olive Branch

Olive Branch Chamber

Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 608
6820 Cockrum Street
Olive Branch, MS 38654-0608
Phone: (601) 895-2600
Fax: (601) 895-2625

Olive Branch Organizations

Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 608
6820 Cockrum Street
Olive Branch, MS 38654-0608
Phone: (601) 895-2600
Fax: (601) 895-2625

Olive Branch Libraries

First Regional Library

Olive Branch Schools

Chickasaw Elementary School
6391 Chickasaw
Olive Branch, MS. 38654
Phone: (662) 895-6664
Fax: (662) 893-3434

Olive Branch Elementary School
9549 Pigeon Roost
Olive Branch, MS. 38654
Phone: (662) 895-2256
Fax: (662) 893-3299
Grades K-1

Chickasaw Elementary
6391 Chickasaw Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Phone: (662) 895-6664
Fax: (662)893-3434
Grades 2-3

Olive Branch Intermediate School
8631 Pigeon Roost Road
Olive Branch, MS. 38654
Phone: (662) 893-1221
Grades 4-5

Olive Branch Middle School
6530 Blocker St.
Olive Branch, MS. 38654
Phone: (662) 895-4610
Fax: (662) 895-7358
Grades 6-8

Olive Branch High School
9366 E. Sandidge Rd.
Olive Branch, MS. 38654
Phone: (662) 893-3344
Fax: (662) 893-3353
Grades 9-12

Desoto County Schools
5 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 901-523-0139
Phone: 662-429-5271
Fax: 662-429-4198


Northwest Mississippi Community College
Olive Branch Campus
Phone: (662)895-7600 Olive Branch


The population of Olive Branch was:
1990 - 3,567
2001 - 12,063

Olive Branch is in the Central Time Zone and participates in Daylight Savings Time.

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