Odessa, FL


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Odessa is a census-designated place (CDP) in both Hillsborough County, Florida, and Pasco County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,173 at the 2000 census.
Odessa has a rich and varied history.[citation needed] Originally, there was a large sawmill in the area, employing many.[citation needed] The railroad[citation needed]came through the area as well.[citation needed] Most of the original homes and buildings are no longer standing.[citation needed]
There are many families who have lived in the area for generations[citation needed]. Some are buried in the cemetery at Keystone United Methodist Church on Race Track Road[citation needed]. The area is rapidly being swallowed up by development as Tampa expands and needs more bedroom communities[citation needed]to house people[citation needed].