May 1, 2018 

ODESSA — Not many barns are topped by a cupola.

Then again, not many barns were built by a Revolutionary War hero.

Stark Barn Drawing

May 2018 


The owners shipped an historic Barn built in the 1700’s in New Hampshire, built by one of the signers of the Constitution and rebuilt it as a bed and breakfast. 

Goats at Stark farm

May 2, 2018

Retired Odessa resident John Zumwalt III bought the barn in 2013. Then, he had the barn dismantled, moved to Odessa and then restored and reassembled! The Stark Barn becomes a living history center and lodging house. Featuring colonial-era crafts and farming education, it’s perhaps the oldest barn in Florida.

John Stark of Stark Barn

January 22, 2019 

The Barn at Stark Farms came to be back in the 1700s when General John Stark and his son built it on their family farm in New Hampshire. John Stark was a devoted military man who fought in the French & Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and several battles, such as Bunker Hill, Trenton and Princeton, and Bennington.