John Oden designed and built Odena, including a church and cemetery. The home was later known as the Oden-Sanford farm. The house burned and the only thing Oden was able to save was a mantle clock given to him this day. (The home was rebuilt some time later, but demolished in 2013.)
Odena was a small community near Sylacauga with a few stores, a school, a sawmill and grist mill.
|John Oden (left) and his brother Dempsey Oden|