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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Odessa, Delaware Historical Markers

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By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House
Delaware (New Castle County), Odessa — NC-90 — Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House
Believed to be one of the smallest Quaker Meeting Houses in the nation, the Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House was built in 1785 by David Wilson and presented to the Friends as a gift. Local tradition identifies this structure as a stop on the . . . — Map (db m10308) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Odessa — NC-72 — Duncan Beard
Delaware clock-maker of great distinction and silversmith lived and labored here for about thirty years until his death in 1797. Was a prominent member of Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church. Made contract with State of Delaware in 1776 for manufacture . . . — Map (db m10541) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Odessa — NC-18 — Odessa
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 . . . — Map (db m10307) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Odessa — NC-153 — Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church
The history of this congregation may be traced to the 1670s, when Dutch and Swedish members of the "Reformed Church" were gathering locally for worship. By the first decade of the 18th century the settlement of persons largely of Scottish descent . . . — Map (db m10538) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Odessa — NC-147 — Old St. Paul's Church
In 1831,a Methodist Society was organized in this community. The congregation was incorporated as Cantwell's Bridge Methodist Episcopal Church in 1832. A small meeting house known as "Brickbat Church" was subsequently constructed on land provided by . . . — Map (db m10539) HM

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