Banner, California

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Coordinates: 33°04′08″N 116°32′46″W / 33.06889°N 116.54611°W / 33.06889; -116.54611

Unincorporated community
Banner is located in California
Location in California
Banner is located in the US
Banner (the US)
Coordinates: 33°04′08″N 116°32′46″W / 33.06889°N 116.54611°W / 33.06889; -116.54611
Country United States
State California
County San Diego County
Elevation[1] 2,743 ft (836 m)

Banner (formerly, Banner City) is an unincorporated community in San Diego County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 2743 feet (836 m).[1] It is located on State Highway 78.


Banner City was founded in August 1870 by Louis B. Redman, east of Julian, serving several gold mines in the surrounding hills in the Julian Banner Mining District. It had a hotel, two stores, three saloons, and stamping mills. The greatest period of mining activity was from 1870 to 1880.[2] Banner post office operated from July 29, 1873 to November 24, 1876, Dec 5, 1876 to Oct 31, 1877 and from 25 Apr 1883 to Dec 28, 1906 when it was moved to Julian.[3] Unlike its rival, Julian, the town suffered from floods in 1874, 1916, and 1926. In the 1930s it suffered a fire leaving little trace of the old town.


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