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Odessa, Nebraska

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The location of Odessa

Welcome to Odessa ...

Odessa is located in Buffalo County.

The location of Odessa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Odessa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Odessan<2>

Odessa is 2,220 feet [677 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Odessa is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Odessa is within the (308) area code.

Communities near Odessa ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Odessa and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Amherst   [Map]   253   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Axtell   [Map]   743   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   955   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Funk   [Map]   185   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Holdrege   [Map]   5,439   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kearney City - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Odessa.

Communities Also Named Odessa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Odessa - they are located in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Odessa. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Odessa. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Odessa.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Odessa:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Odessa ...

Looking for more information about Odessa? 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 Odessa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Odessa.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Odessa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Odessa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Odessa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Odessa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Odessa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Odessa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Odessa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7017, Longitude: -99.2568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Odessa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Odessa.

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