Back in the 1700s, Cantwell’s Bridge was a bustling Delaware town where travelers along the railroad could stop for the night. It was established on the banks of the Appoquinimink Creek, and quickly became a valuable port town where agricultural goods were shipped out to the Delaware Bay. In the 1800s, the town was renamed Odessa (after the Ukrainian port city).
To learn more about this small historic town in Delaware, visit the Historic Odessa Foundation online. You can plan a visit, mark your calendar for a tour, or just read more about the history of this important Delaware town!
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