Odessa, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Odessa is located in Oregon
Odessa is located in the US
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 42°26′14″N 122°05′14″W / 42.43722°N 122.08722°W / 42.43722; -122.08722Coordinates: 42°26′14″N 122°05′14″W / 42.43722°N 122.08722°W / 42.43722; -122.08722
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Elevation 4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1165733[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Odessa is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States.[1] Odessa is along Oregon Route 140 south of Rocky Point and about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Klamath Falls.[2] Odessa lies along the western shore of Upper Klamath Lake near the Fremont–Winema National Forest.[2]

A post office operated in Odessa from 1902 thru 1919.[3] Blanche Griffith was one of the early postmasters. According to Oregon Geographic Names (OGN), in the late 1940s Griffith said that the wife of her husband's brother named the community after a place in France. However, the OGN compiler thought it more likely that the name related to the city of Odessa in the Ukraine.[3]

The community was founded in the 1890s as a resort hotel and Indian trading post.[4] Odessa Campground in the national forest is near Odessa.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Odessa Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 1, 1994. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. pp. 62–63, 70. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 718–19. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1990). In Search of Western Oregon (2nd ed.). Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers. p. 749. ISBN 0-87004-332-3. 
  5. ^ "Odessa Campground". United States Forest Service. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 

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