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To Whom It May Concern,

I am just curious. How in the world did the small Minnesote Town of Ceylon City get that name in the first place?

I would be most grateful if someone could explain its brief history. I wonder if it has any relation to the country Ceylon, now Sri Lanka?

Cheers,

S.DeSilva


I grew up in Ceylon, MN as we were always told that when a name was being chosen for the town, someone on the "committee" was in the grocery store and saw a package of Ceylon Tea from the island nation now known as Sri Lanka. I have no idea if this is true, but it was the story we were told in school.

S. Maras —Preceding unsigned comment added by Croooow71 (talkcontribs) 16:57, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

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:I was told when the railroad came through, the postal service would not allow the nearby town of Tenhassen to use its name on the train Depot. People sitting around the depot saw a box of tea from Ceylon and it was decided that would be a good name for the new town. DFDFCM3 (talk) 06:29, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

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