Odessa - Odessa, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 00.063 W 093° 57.221
15S E 417419 N 4317325
Part of another town moved here when this one was platted...
Waymark Code: WM119JZ
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 09/12/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
Views: 2

County of Marker: Lafayette
Location of Marker: 2nd St. & Cobb St., Railroad Park, Odessa
Marker Erected by: Missouri Bicentennial Commission
Date Marker Erected: 1976

Marker Text:

Odessa was platted, September 17, 1878 by Judge John Kirkpatrick, his wife, Sara, and a friend, Alexander R. Patterson. Incorporation occurred February 3, 1880. Odessa was first settled on the north side of what was then the Chicago and Alton railroad tracks. The town was named by T.B. Blackstone, C&A president, who, on a visit here, told people that the area surrounding the new town, reminded him of the wheat belt surrounding Odessa, Russia. Many of the early residents and buildings came from Mt. Hope three miles south.

Who placed it?: Missouri Bicentennial Committee

When was it placed?: 1976

Who is honored?: Settlers of Odessa

Website about the Monument: Not listed

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