Odessa, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 59.973 W 093° 57.224
15S E 417412 N 4317159
Small town learning to cope after railroads were gone
Waymark Code: WMQZEK
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 04/19/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
Views: 1

County of town: Lafayette County
Location of town: I-70, exit 38, (old US 40)
Location of city hall: 125 S. 2nd St., Odessa
Elevation: 932'
Population: 5,220 (2013)

"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." ~ Missouri Bicentennial Commission, 1976

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