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Odessa
Unincorporated community
Location within the state of Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Klamath
Elevation 4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1165733
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Odessa is an unincorporated community in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Odessa is along Oregon Route 140 south of Rocky Point and about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Klamath Falls. Odessa lies along the western shore of Upper Klamath Lake near the Fremont–Winema National Forest.

A post office operated in Odessa from 1902 thru 1919. Blanche Griffith was one of the early postmasters. According to Oregon Geographic Names (OGN), in the late 1940s Griffith said that the wife of her husband's brother named the community after a place in France. However, the OGN compiler thought it more likely that the name related to the city of Odessa in the Ukraine.

The community was founded in the 1890s as a resort hotel and Indian trading post. Odessa Campground in the national forest is near Odessa.


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