Odessa is a town in Lincoln County, Washington, United States. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and fun facts about Odessa, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 910 at the 2010 census.
2. A post office called Odessa has been in operation since 1898.
3. The community was named after Odessa, in Ukraine.
4. Odessa was officially incorporated on September 25, 1902.
5. Odessa is located at 47°20′N 118°41′W (47.3332, -118.6882).
6. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.
7. Odessa has a Cold semi-arid climate (BSk) according to the Köppen climate classification system.
8. Each year the town hosts the Odessa Deutschesfest, which occurs on the third weekend in September. Several thousand guests travel from distant places to experience the German festival.
9. Attractions include the Sausage Bowl (Odessa High School 8-man football), Quilt Display, Art Show, Horseshoe Tournament, Historisches Museum, Bed and Tricycle races, Flea Market, Parade featuring modern farm machinery, Jugend (Youth) Garten, German Biergarten, and food circus.
10. Some of the foods featured at the event include traditional German sausage, kartoffel und kloese, reuben sandwiches, borscht soup, kuchen, apple strudel, hot potato salad, pfeffernüsse, cabbage rolls, and a variety of homemade pies. Polka music is provided by the Oom Pas and Mas, composed of lederhosen-wearing local musicians. The group is known for its performance of the Chicken Dance.