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Olive Branch, Mississippi


Olive Branch is a fast growing community in Mississippi and is the ninth largest town in the state. Convenient to Germantown and all of Shelby County, it is a popular destination for those who want to move away from the city.


  • Population: 32,000
  • Median Age: 34.4 years
  • Median Household Income: $60,851
  • Median Property Value: $160,000


Olive Branch is located in Desoto County, just south of Germantown. It is bordered on the north by the Tennessee/Mississippi state line, roughly on the south by College Road, roughly on the east by the Hacks Cross Road, and on the west by Malone Road.


Olive Branch is governed by a Mayor and Aldermen system of government.


Public schools in Olive Branch are in the DeSoto County School System. These schools include Center Hill Elementary, Chickasaw Elementary, Olive Branch Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, Olive Branch Middle and Olive Branch High.

Places of Interest:

  • Old Towne
    Old Towne is a shopping district in Olive Branch that is bordered by Old Highway 178, Goodman Road, and Highway 305. Old Towne boasts a large concentration of antique, gift, floral, and collectible shops and hosts concerts, fairs, and other events.
  • Olive Branch City Park
    8267 Goodman Road
    Olive Branch City Park features three lakes, tennis courts, a playground, three ball field complexes, an eight-lane track, walking trails with exercise stations, an amphitheater, and more.


Olive Branch was originally named Watson's Crossroad. Its first post office was established in 1846 at which time one of its residents suggested naming the town Olive Branch, after the Biblical story of Noah and the ark. In 1874, Olive Branch was incorporated. Today, Olive Branch is the fastest growing town in DeSoto County, which happens to be the fastest growing county in Mississippi.

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