Founded in 1418 [[re:|Katalog Zabytków Sztuki w Polsce (Catalogue of Monuments of Art in Poland), ed. J. Z. Łoziński, B. Wolff, Warsaw 1958, sheet 8, p. 18 ]] in the land of the village of Wysokie. It was the old family nest Nałęcz of the Odrzywolskis[[re:|„Magazyn Słowa Ludu” (“The Magazine of the People’s Word”)1961, No. 78 ]]. A private town endowed with privileges by the following kings: Władysław Jagiełło, Zygmunt August, and Stanisław August.

It was destroyed during the Swedish wars. In 1752, Odrzywół fell into the ownership of the Świdzyńskis, who took the right of producing and selling liquor away from the townsmen, and limited their access to woods and pastures. In 1790, Odrzywół had 280 inhabitants.

In 1820, there were 2 brick and 58 wooden houses there. Seven years later, 367 Christians and 19 Jews were recorded [[re:|J. Wiśniewski, Dekanat Opoczyński, Radom 1913, p. 102 ]]. In 1858, the town was seriously damaged by fire [[re:|Słownik Geografii Turystycznej Polski (Dictionary of Tourist Geography of Poland), v. 2. Warsaw 1959, p. 643 ]]. In 1864, the population was 690 people, of which there were 126 Jews[[re:|Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavic Countries), ed. F. Sulimierski, B. Chlebowski, W. Walewski, v.7, Warsaw 1888, p. 394 ]]. Five years later, Odrzywół lost its municipal rights. The census of 1901 showed that there were 800 inhabitants.

In the interwar period, Odrzywół was a settlement in the Municipality of Ossa, the County of Opoczno. In 1930, it had 1336 people, of which 692 were Jewish.
 

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