ixonia

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Postby gozer » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:28 am

did they in fact get the name of the town from drawing letters of the alphabet out of a hat when no consensus on a name could be reached? when? is there an official town motto? and it is "x" as in "styx" rather than "xylophone", "hoxha", or "oaxaca", correct?

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Re: ixonia

Postby gargantua » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:06 pm

I don't know where the name came from. I had occasion to go there once. Seemed like a nice little town.

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Re: ixonia

Postby Roy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:43 pm

Township of Ixonia Organized

It was on February 12, 1841 when a part of Watertown, Towns seven and eight north of Range 16 were set off to organize the town of Union. It remained the town of Union for only five years and then was divided into two individual towns. Town 7 was called Concord without any disagreement, but a dispute resulted in the naming of town 8. To simplify matters it was agreed upon to put the letters of the alphabet on slips of paper and have young Mary Piper draw them until a name could be formed. As the result, "Ixonia" was the name given town 8 on January 21, 1846, and remains the only town bearing this name in the United States.

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Re: ixonia

Postby Ducatista » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:49 pm

gozer wrote:did they in fact get the name of the town from drawing letters of the alphabet out of a hat when no consensus on a name could be reached?

Yeah, that "official story" sounds like bullshit.


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