National Register of Historic Places in Yolo County

National Register #72000265: Town Hall in Rumsey, California
11 August 2006
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National Register #72000265
Rumsey Town Hall
State Highway 16 and Manzanita Street
Built 1906

The town of Rumsey is very, very small.

How small is Rumsey?

It is so small that it has no church. It is so small that it has no saloon. Rumsey's Post Office serves zip code 95679, and according to the Sacramento Bee newspaper, the population of the entire zip code is thirteen souls.

The plaque on the stone in front of Rumsey Town Hall was dedicated 11 May 2002, by the New Helvetia Chapter No. 3 of E Clampus Vitus. It reads:

The town of Rumsey was founded in 1887 by the Vaca Valley & Clear Lake Railroad Co. and was named after pioneer landowner Capt. DeWitt C. Rumsey. This spot is the site of Rumsey Hall. Built in 1906 and known for its remarkable original 1910 murals, it is the centerpiece of the community and the only functioning meeting hall on Hwy. 16, west of Woodland.

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