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Welcome to Oden ...

The town of Oden is located in Montgomery County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Oden, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oden has a population of 216 people<2> (see below for details).

Oden is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oden lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oden lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for Oden: 71961, 71966<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oden had an population of 216 people. This is a decrease of 6.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oden had a population of 232 people. This makes Oden the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 232 people, the population of Oden increased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 220 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oden.

Communities Also Named Oden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Oden - they are located in Idaho (2), Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oden.

Communities near Oden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oden.

  • Mount Ida
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ida
    • Mount Ida is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Ida <6>
  • Norman
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
    • Norman is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norman <6>
  • Black Springs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Springs
    • Black Springs is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
  • Sims
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
    • Sims is located in Montgomery County
  • Cox Spring
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Spring
    • Cox Spring is located in Montgomery County
  • Big Fork
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Fork
    • Big Fork is located in Polk County
  • Washita
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washita
    • Washita is located in Montgomery County
  • Harvey
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey is located in Scott County
  • Little Texas
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
    • Little Texas is located in Scott County
  • Ophir
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ophir have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
    • Ophir is located in Montgomery County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oden. See our Newspapers Page for Oden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oden ...

Looking for more information about Oden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oden.

Adding Oden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Oden was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Oden post office opened in 1882.

We also found Oden in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oden.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oden.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Oden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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