County: Jo Daviess
Lat/Long: 42.4167, -90.4167
Formerly known as 'Fever River' and 'La Pointe,' Galena received a U.S. Post Office in January 1826. The Illinois General Assembly and Galena residents incorporated it as a town in 1835. Home of President Ulysses S. Grant, Galena serves as the seat of Jo Daviess County.
Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 424; Courtlandt Canby, The Encyclopedia of Historic Places (New York: Facts on File, 1984), 1:320; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 370; An Act Concerning the Town of Galena.