Welcome to Galena!

Thanks for your interest in our community and the Tri-State Area. Galena was founded in 1826 and gained early preeminence as a center for lead mining. Restored homes and commercial buildings are the enduring evidence of that early prosperity and give us a tremendous sense of history.

Today, Galena offers residents, businesses and visitors a wealth of services and a unique quality of life. Business and industry enjoy a special vitality. And, an exciting downtown beautification project that will take us through the next century is in the planning stages now.

This Community Profile provides an introduction to our city and way of life. If you are planning a new home, starting a business or considering the relocation of an industry, you will find this Profile a valuable source of information. However, you need to visit us to experience the natural beauty of our wooded hills, our recreation opportunities and cultural offerings. Then you'll understand why business professionals from across the Midwest are attracted to this place.

We gratefully acknowledge the advertisers in this guide for their generous support, and encourage you to recognize them. The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce is a reliable source of community information and a dependable resource for business referrals. Feel free to call us anytime for advice on our hometown.

Choose quality of life. Choose Galena.


Doug Johnson

For the Chamber