Odessadale, Georgia

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Odessadale is an unincorporated community in Meriwether County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1]

History[edit]

Variant names were "Odessa" and "Xerxes".[1] A post office called Odessadale was established in 1891, and remained in operation until 1953.[2] The present name is after Odessa Jane Thompson, the daughter of a pioneer citizen.[3]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the town as Odessadale in 1905.[4] The town's municipal charter was repealed in 1995.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Odessadale
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 164. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1905. p. 1025.

Coordinates: 33°00′57″N 84°48′47″W / 33.01583°N 84.81306°W / 33.01583; -84.81306