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Odum

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1907
Population: 
504
Total Area: 
1.9 sq mi
Contact Information
217 South Church St.
Odum, GA 31555
Phone Number: 
(912) 586-2211
Fax Number: 
(912) 586-2720

An area known for its virgin growth of pine trees, Odum grew with the development of the sawmill industry. Town records show that the "Haslum" post office - named for the local Haslum family - opened on July 31, 1871. On March 8, 1887, though, the office name changed to "Odum," a nod to area landowner Godfrey Odum.