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Coordinates: 44°44′51″N 71°22′47″W / 44.7475°N 71.37972°W / 44.7475; -71.37972 Odell is a township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited). The population was 4 at the 2010 census.


In 1851, the New Hampshire General Court authorized the governor and council to appoint a land commissioner to sell the public lands, and James Willey of Conway was appointed to that office. In 1834, Odell, which contained 23,751 acres (96.12 km2), was sold by Commissioner Willey to Richard Odell of Conway for $1,863.


Odell is bounded to the west by Stratford, to the south by Stark, to the east by Dummer and Millsfield, and to the north by Erving's Location and Columbia.

A substantial portion of the state-owned Nash Stream Forest lies within the township. There are three mountains, each having elevations above 3,000 feet (910 m): Muise Mountain, Whitcomb Mountain and Long Mountain, whose two summits are the two highest points in Odell, at 3,661 feet (1,116 m) above sea level each. There are only a few rough roads and no highways here.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117 km2), of which 44.5 sq mi (115 km2) is land and 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2), or 1.51%, is water. Odell is bordered to the north by Columbia and Erving's Location.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1
1920 73
1940 82
1950 12 −85.4%
1970 3
2000 5
2010 4 −20.0%
Est. 2015 4 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5 people, 4 households, and 1 family residing in the township. There were 73 housing units at an average density of 1.6 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 4 households out of which 1 was a married couple living together and 3 were non-families. 3 households were made up of individuals and 2 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.25 and the average family size was 2.00.

In the township the population was spread out with 1 person from 18 to 24, 1 person from 25 to 44, 1 person from 45 to 64, and 2 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 66.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males.

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