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In the extreme corner of Unity Precinct is a store owned by William Wilburn and a Post Office near by called Olive Branch. A post office was established here in 1876.
--Source: HISTORY OF ALEXANDER, UNION AND PULASKI COUNTIES, ILLINOIS, edited by William Henry Perrin, 1883, Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publisher, 183 Lake St.

Olive Branch is located on Illinois Route 3 southeast of Thebes. It is the home of Horseshoe Lake, the goose capital of the world.

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