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The village of Galena, Ohio spans 1.7 miles and is located in Delaware County. The village sits at the joining of Little Walnut Creek and Big Walnut Creek just a little north of Columbus, Ohio. The community was first known as Zoar, but the name was changed to Galena in 1834 when their first post office was established. Galena is known for its historic New England style downtown area which features a number of structures dating from the 1820s. Today downtown Galena bustles in the evenings alive with pubs and restaurants and more.

The village was established in 1809, the landscape lent itself to millwork and so the two creeks were used as a mill seat. The village was platted in 1816 by William Carpenter. The village green has long be the focus of commercial activity and it is circled by historic business buildings like the Dustin Inn, a 1906 bank and the Masonic Lodge. The villages original plan contained lots for a school and church near the square and Methodist Church was built in 1829, the Galena School was built in 1868 and an Episcopal church was built in 1877 to fill those needs. The early economy of the village rested in the grist mill, saw mills and an agricultural implement factory. The village was incorporated in 1924 and municipal services in the community soon followed. Today Galena remains much the same quiet little village it has always been.[sws_pullquote_right]

Galena is known for its historic New England style downtown area which features a number of structures dating from the 1820s.


According to the United States Census of 2010, Galena was home to 653 residents spread across 214 households giving the village a population density of 408.1 inhabitants per square mile. According to in 2012 the median household income in Galena was $73,531, which is substantially higher than the median household income of $46,829 within the state. The estimated median house or condo value was $211,005 and the median gross rent was $1,225. The most common industries in the area are construction at 23%, Educational services at 19% and the retail trade at 18%.

Residential areas in the village are dotted with historic homes of all sizes side by side with contemporary structures. Homes for sale range in size from small starter homes up through sprawling structures. Other real estate possibilities include apartments, houses and multi-family structures for rent as well as lease properties such as condominiums and town houses for sale or lease. Area realtors can best assist you in your exploration of the town and search for your new home in peaceful Galena, Ohio.

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        Number of households 3,981
        Household Avg. Income 146,328
        Avg. year dwelling build 1994
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        Population 11,920
        Population Density 299
        Median Age 39
        Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $315,687
        Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 16 years
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