Village of Galena





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Aerial view of Galena, Ohio

Galena sits at the confluence of the Little and Big Walnut Creeks, the headwaters of Hoover Reservoir, just north of Columbus, Ohio. Established in 1809 as a milling center, the Village is best known for the Galena Shale Tile and Brick Company which operated from the 1890s until 1983. Galena's historic New England style downtown still boasts structures built in the 1820s and bustles with restaurant and pub activity today. Galena's 2010 Census population was 687. Much of the original Village includes older homes, while newer subdivisions began being built in 2005. For information on these new subdivisions, visit our Zoning page.

Galena is also popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Birdwatchers can find a wide array of bird species through the seasons with access to a variety of habitats via the Hoover Boardwalk, Ruffner Park along Big Walnut Creek, the bicycle/pedestrian trails, and the Little Walnut mudflats. Anglers have success on Hoover Reservoir, Big Walnut Creek and Little Walnut Creek. Bicyclists both local and long-distance trekkers enjoy the community's growing paved trail system. The Ohio To Erie Trail passes through Galena.

Downtown Galena, Ohio


Map of Galena

Galena Aerial Map

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Links to County Maps

County maps are available at the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission:

Village Offices Contact Information

Village of Galena
109 Harrison Street, PO Box 386
Galena, Ohio 43021
740-965-5424 (fax)

The Village municipal offices are at 109 Harrison Street just north of the Village Square. To contact the Village, call 740-965-2484. In an emergency after hours, contact Mayor Tom Hopper, 740-965-1024.

Office Hours

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To contact the Village, call 740-965-2484.

Village Officials

Tom Hopper

Jeffrey White
Village Administrator

Ken Molnar
Village Solicitor


Suzanne Rease
Fiscal Officer &
Zoning Commission Secretary

Assistant Fiscal Officer Michelle Dearth

Michelle Dearth
Fiscal Officer

Levi Koehler
Interim Zoning Inspector,
Property Maintenance Official,
Floodplain Administrator

Josh Cherubini
Maintenance Supervisor


Cody Hale
Part-time Maintenance



Public Records Requests

If you would like copies of public records, a variety of records are available online. Please look under the Council, Current Events, Zoning & Planning, and Archives links. If you don't find what you need, you may request records by contacting our office. While it is not required, we ask that you complete a Public Records Request Form. By doing so, we can clarify exactly which records you request, how you want to receive them, and whom we should contact to deliver them.

Ohio Checkbook

The Village of Galena's fiscal data is online at so you can search by year for various expenditures starting in 2008.

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109 Harrison Street, P.O. Box 386, Galena, Ohio 43021, 740-965-2484