Ramona, Kansas is located 6 miles west of US Highway 77 in North Central Marion County. Ramona is a quiet rural community with only five streets, tucked away on the western edge of the scenic Flint Hills and just off the beaten path of the Santa Fe Trail. Driving south on Hwy 77, you'll see a sign shaped like a Model-T truck near the intersection of 360th Street that points the way to Ramona.
The community has an annual Independence Day celebration in July.
Ramona has a rich history and the community has preserved the stories of the pioneer families who settled in the area over 130 years ago, as well as the families who call Ramona home today on the town's website.
The first settlers to the area arrived in the early 1880s. Some of these early families had emigrated straight from Europe, with several of German ancestry.
In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line though Marion County, passing through Ramona. That same year, the town was officially founded by the speculative Golden Belt Town Company, which filed a town plat in April 1887.
One of the first buildings on main street was a boarding house, operated by the Ausherman family. The hotel offered accommodations for railroad workers who were building rail lines through Kansas. The first post office opened August 9, 1887, inside the Ausherman family's hotel.
Population: 187 (2010)
Elevation: 1421 feet
Area code: 785
ZIP code: 67475
School District: 397
Founded: April 1887
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