The Delaware Restaurant With Revolutionary Roots That Date Back To The 1800s
If you’ve ever wandered through the history town of Odessa, chances are you’ve heard the story about this tiny, tucked away community. The area was first settled by Lenni-Lenape, who called it Apequinemy. In 1662, the Dutch invaded the land and took it over and formed a town, taking advantage of the proximity to the Appoquinimink Creek, an important route that connected the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay. Just a year later, the Dutch settlement was overtaken by the English and it quickly grew. By 1822, the town was popular enough that it became a stagecoach and railroad stop, and Cantwell’s Bridge Hotel and Tavern was founded.