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

Odessa

 
 
Odessa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1673.
 
Location. 39° 27.625′ N, 75° 39.509′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North 6th Street (U.S. 13), in the median. Marker is in the median where the road into Odessa begins to split traveling south just before the service station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 N 6th St, Odessa DE 19730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old St. Paul's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Tatman Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Corbit-Sharp House (approx. half a mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Odessa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 31, 2021
2. Odessa Marker
18th Century home in Odessa image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
4. Odessa Business
Odessa Buildings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
5. Odessa Buildings
Odessa Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
6. Odessa Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,162 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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