Town/City
Galena
County
Jo Daviess County
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Galena, Illinois

Summary

County seat. Originally known as the Point; laid out and named Galena, 1826. Principal town in lead-mine country. Population in 1840 about 1,800. Population in 1845 about 4,000. Several Saints worked in mines while Nauvoo temple was being built.

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