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Welcome to Galena ...

The city of Galena is located in Cherokee County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Galena has a population of 2,858 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Galena.

The city of Galena was previously named Leedsville.

Galena is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Galena lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Galena lies within the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Galena: 66739<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Galena had an population of 2,858 people. This is a decrease of 7.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galena had a population of 3,085 people (or 14.28% of the total population of Cherokee County). This makes Galena the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Galena represents 0.11% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,085 people, the population of Galena decreased 6.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,287 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Galena.

Adding Galena to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Galena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Galena elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Galena on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Galena on our Genealogy Page.

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), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, 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.

  • Joplin [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joplin
    • Joplin [Jasper County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Galena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50,925 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joplin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joplin<7>
  • Carthage [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Galena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,746 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<7>
  • Miami [Ottawa County]
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    • Miami [Ottawa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Galena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,088 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miami
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miami<7>
  • Webb City [Jasper County]
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    • Webb City [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Galena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carl Junction [Jasper County]
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      • Carl Junction [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carl Junction<7>
    • Baxter Springs [Cherokee County]
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      • Baxter Springs [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baxter Springs<7>
    • Columbus [Cherokee County]
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      • Columbus [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<7>
    • Oronogo [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oronogo
      • Oronogo [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oronogo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oronogo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oronogo<7>
    • Commerce [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
      • Commerce [Ottawa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<7>
    • Seneca [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [Newton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<7>

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. Our list includes 31 papers. 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Galena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Galena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kansas

About Cherokee County

About Kansas

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 State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Cherokee, 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 city'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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Galena.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Galena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Galena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Galena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0750, Longitude: -94.6361    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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