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Our Government

Our Government

Town of Odessa, DE government consists of the Mayor &  Council Board of Adjustment Election Commission Historic Commission Planning Commission Tree Commission

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Our Town

Our Town

Odessa does boast some of the finest examples of 18th- and 19th-century architecture and lifestyles in the Brandywine Valley.

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Notice: Town Ordinance 2002-1

Notice: Town Ordinance 2002-1

It's that time of year again. Please be reminded that Town Ordinance 2002-1 states: Property owners are responsible for pruning trees and other vegetation on their property to allow for clear passage of pedestrians and motor vehicles along sidewalks & streets. Prune your trees & shrubs Remove grass, weeds, and other obstacles from sidewalks Violation notices & fines ...

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Yard Waste Disposal

Yard Waste Disposal

The Town of Odessa has trash, recycle & yard waste pick-up. Please see schedule below for pick-up dates: Trash-Recycle-Yard Waste Schedule 2014 The Dart Mid-County Yard Waste Demonstration Site - WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 3, 2012 A new monitored FREE yard waste facility will open at Holland Mulch, 39 Brookhill Drive, Newark The free option will only be available to Delaware residents bringing yard waste ...

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Welcome to Odessa

Today the town of Odessa, one of the most prestine Colonial townscapes, is a National Registry district, home to a National Historic Landmark and two National Parks Service Network to Freedom sites. We take pride in Odessa’s historic preservation efforts and delight in sharing our village with visitors. Our guests are welcome to relax, stroll our tree lined streets, explore our historic district, tour our museum buildings, enjoy shopping and dining in our restaurants.

Odessa’s early history began in the 1660s when the Dutch settled the Appoquinimink area and adopted the Indian name for the area, “Apequinemy.” They were attracted to the area for its location along the river and had hopes of establishing a trading route with colonies to the west. Alexander DeHinijossa, upon his retirement as Vice-Director at New Castle, built a plantation on a tract of land given to him at Appoquinimink and intended to reside there and engage in trading. [read more]