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Welcome to Galena ...

Galena is located in Blaine County<1>.

When the people of Galena refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Galenian<2>

Galena is 7,330 feet [2,234 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Galena is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Galena lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Galena is located in the (208) area code.

Communities Also Named Galena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Galena - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada (3), New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Galena.

Communities near Galena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Galena.

  • Ketchum [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ketchum
    • Ketchum [Blaine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Galena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,910 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ketchum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ketchum<5>
  • Sun Valley [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
    • Sun Valley [Blaine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Galena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,503 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun Valley<5>
  • Boulder [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Blaine County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Galena
    • Boulder has also been known as:
    • Boulder Basin
  • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Galena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
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    • Elkhorn Village [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn Village
      • Elkhorn Village [Blaine County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn Village
    • Atlanta [Elmore County]
    • Alturas City [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas City
      • Alturas City [Elmore County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the west of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alturas City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Triumph [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triumph
      • Triumph [Blaine County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triumph have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triumph
    • Stanley [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Custer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Galena
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<5>
    • Clayton [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Custer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Galena
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Galena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Galena.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Galena. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Galena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Galena. See our Newspapers Page for Galena.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galena ...

Looking for more information about Galena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Galena, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Galena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Idaho

About Blaine County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Galena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blaine County: www.co.blaine.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Blaine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Galena refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Galena may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Galena) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Galena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GalenaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8718, Longitude: -114.6554    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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