Ceylon, Indiana

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Ceylon
Unincorporated community
Skyline of Ceylon
Adams County's location in Indiana
Adams County's location in Indiana
Ceylon is located in Adams County, Indiana
Ceylon
Ceylon
Location in Adams County
Coordinates: 40°36′24″N 84°57′12″W / 40.60667°N 84.95333°W / 40.60667; -84.95333Coordinates: 40°36′24″N 84°57′12″W / 40.60667°N 84.95333°W / 40.60667; -84.95333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Adams
Township Wabash
Elevation 853 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 46740
FIPS code 18-11908[1]
GNIS feature ID 432377[2]

Ceylon is an unincorporated community in Wabash Township, Adams County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Ceylon in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1895.[3] Ceylon was likely named after the British colony of Ceylon.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ceylon is located at 40°36′24″N 84°57′12″W / 40.60667°N 84.95333°W / 40.60667; -84.95333.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Ceylon, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Adams County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...apparently for the island in the Indian Ocean...