December 18, 1882
The post office in Oden (Montgomery County) opened with Louis J. Johnson as postmaster. In the early twentieth century, Oden was a thriving town with businesses including a hotel, a bank, a hardware store, grocery stores, and a service station. A predominantly agricultural community, Oden was incorporated in 1929. Oden is eight miles west of Mount Ida, the county seat, and is on the north bank of the Ouachita River. Oden’s population in 2010 was 232.