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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Galena, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Galena and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Galena:
    • 43.871802, -114.655425
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Galena
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Galena ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Galena.

Within Idaho, the name Galena is unique.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Galena lies 2,160 miles [3,476.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This Galena is located in Cochise County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Galena.
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This Galena is located in Howard County and lies 1,280 miles [2,060 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Galena.
    • British Columbia
      • This Galena lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the north of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Colorado
      • Custer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Galena [Custer County].
      • Fremont County
      • This Galena is located in Fremont County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the southeast of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Galena.
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Galena is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Galena.
    • Indiana
      • Floyd County
      • This Galena is located in Floyd County and lies 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Galena.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Galena is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Galena.
    • Maryland
      • Kent County
      • This Galena is located in Kent County and lies 2,007 miles [3,230 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Galena.
    • Mississippi
      • Marshall County
      • This Galena is located in Marshall County and lies 1,477 miles [2,377 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Galena.
    • Missouri
      • Stone County
      • This Galena is located in Stone County and lies 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stone County community of Galena.
    • Nebraska
      • Hayes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Galena [Hayes County].
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Galena [Lander County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Galena.
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Galena [Washoe County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Galena.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Galena is located in Chenango County and lies 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Galena.
    • Ohio
      • Delaware County
      • This Galena is located in Delaware County and lies 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Galena.
    • Oregon
      • Grant County
      • This Galena is located in Grant County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Galena.
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence County
      • This Galena is located in Lawrence County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Galena.
    • Texas
      • Smith County
      • Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Galena.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Galena [Augusta County].
      • Wythe County
      • This Galena is located in Wythe County and lies 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km]<1> to the east of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wythe County community of Galena.
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Galena is located in Snohomish County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Galena that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Galena.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Galena ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Boulder [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Blaine County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Galena
    • Boulder has also been known as:
    • Boulder Basin
  • Carrietown [Camas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrietown
    • Carrietown [Camas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Galena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrietown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrietown
  • Cathedral Pines [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathedral Pines
    • Cathedral Pines [Blaine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Galena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cathedral Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathedral Pines
  • Elkhorn Village [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn Village
    • Elkhorn Village [Blaine County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Galena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn Village
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Indian Head Rock [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head Rock
      • Indian Head Rock [Camas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head Rock
    • Obsidian [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Obsidian
      • Obsidian [Custer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Obsidian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obsidian
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
      • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
    • Sun Valley [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Blaine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> 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>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Galena. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Donald Joseph 'Don' Ciccone     (Musician, singer)

How Far From Galena to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Galena to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Galena and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hailey, which is the Seat of Blaine County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Galena to Hailey, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,639 miles [12,293.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,662 miles [9,112.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Mentions & References for Galena

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About Idaho

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Galena could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Galena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Galena to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.381 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.625 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.174 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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