Annexation makes Olive Branch one of Mississippi’s largest cities

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: January 02, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: January 02, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Olive Branch acquired an additional 18.8 square miles last summer, making it geographically the second-largest city in Mississippi with 56 square miles. Only the capitol city of Jackson, with 111.05 square miles, is bigger.


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Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska is a freelance reporter for The Daily Memphian. The 34-year veteran of newspaper journalism is an award-winning essayist and covers a diversity of topics, always seeking to reveal the human story behind the news. Toni, who grew up in Cayce, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. To learn more, visit

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