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Odessa in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Odessa

 
 
Odessa Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
1. Odessa Marker
Inscription. Indian Village Appoquinimi. Part of large grant to Alexander D'Hinoyessa, vice-director of New Amstel. Edmund Cantwell second owner of tract, 1673. Village named Cantwell's Bridge, 1731. Once important grain shipping center. Named Odessa 1855, after Russian grain port.
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-18.)
 
Location. 39° 27.625′ N, 75° 39.509′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on US 13, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in the median where the road into Odessa begins to split traveling south just before the service station. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa DE 19730, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Duncan Beard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Former Site of the Alston and Hunn Farms (approx. 1.9 miles away); Commodore Thomas Macdonough (approx. 2.2 miles away); McDonough Burial Ground (approx. 2.3 miles away); Middletown Academy (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Odessa Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
2. Odessa Marker
Marker is next to a crossover.
18th Century home in Odessa image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
3. 18th Century home in Odessa
There are many fine old homes and business's on Rt 299 east of Rt 13.
Odessa Business image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
4. Odessa Business
Odessa Buildings image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
5. Odessa Buildings
Odessa Home image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
6. Odessa Home
 
 
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