THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE
RAMONA TOWN HALL

"THE GEM OF THE BACKCOUNTRY"
In the Geographic Center of San Diego County - Dedicated 1894

 

Ramona Town Hall History


 

History

The Town Hall was donated to the townspeople of Ramona (then Nuevo,)  by Augustus and Martha Barnett on Washington’s Birthday, February 22nd, 1894.  It is held in trust in perpetuity by a volunteer five member board of trustees.  The Town Hall is not owned by the Board of Trustees, nor is it a public agency.  For the past 114 years, the Town Hall has operated solely on fundraisers,  private donations, grant moneys, and rent collected for use of the building.  The Town Hall has served as the town’s first library, first movie theater, first high school, first bank, dance hall, justice court, and the birthplace of several of the communities’ service groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Masons, and the volunteer fire department. 

 

Updated 02/17/13

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