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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Name Is Now Nowthen

The residents of Burnsville Township, Minnesota, have changed the name of their newly incorporated city to "Nowthen"—the name mistakenly given to its first post office.

During the 1890s, a community leader created a list of possible names for the post office and wrote, "Nowthen, one of these ought to do."

Historians say the post office came to be known as Nowthen. [Link]
[Thanks, Nancy!]

Craig Manson

I think something similar explains the name of Uncertain, Texas, but, of course, nobody's really sure.

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