Ramona Post Office Location of Marion County in Kansas

Ramona, Kansas

Founded: 1887
Population: 106
ZIP code: 67475
Area Code: 785  
  School District: USD 397
Elevation: 1433 feet
Latitude: 38° 35' 50" N
Longitude: 97° 3' 42" W 

Description: Ramona is located in extreme northern Marion, [MN], County.  It's hard to get to since the only access is by county roads, but it has enough interesting buildings and people to be worth the effort.  The Union Pacific still serves Ramona over track that was once part of the Rock Island.
History: One story suggests that the town was named for a 19th century novel named Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson.  The novel tells the story of the struggles of an Indian princess.  Another version says that the town was named for a Spanish woman from the times when this area was owned by a wealthy Spaniard from New Orleans.
 
The town was founded as the Rock Island Railroad expanded southwest from Herington; it was the first station down from Herington.  The Golden Belt Town Company, formed in April 1887, platted and sold lots on land formerly owned by John Noll.
Special Events: The city hosts a Memorial Day picnic at the City Park.
Schools: Centre Elementary (785) 983-4304 / Lost Springs
Centre High School (785) 983-4321 / Lincolnville
Places to Visit: Ramona has a nice city park with playground equipment, picnic sites, and a pavilion.
 
A house on the north part of D Street has an impressive copy of the Statue of Liberty.
 
A small creek passes behind the bank and a little concrete pedestrian bridge crosses it.  It's no longer in great shape but it was an interesting and expensive civic project in its day.
Churches: Trinity Lutheran Church   (785) 965-2633
4th & E St.
Businesses: Norma's Attic   (785) 965-7135
202 N. D St. - Collectibles
Hanshu's Town & Country Market   (785) 965-7135
N. D St. - Groceries
Lori's Cafe   (785) 965-2665
 
This page was created with help from Gertrude and Hank Schubert.
 
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Updated: December 14, 2004 by Faith Judd, Ramona, Kansas, patandjess@CaliforniaSisters.com
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