Zip Code: 43021

Galena is a village in Delaware County, Ohio, United States. Galena was originally called Zoar, and under the latter name was platted in 1816.

Galena is a popular way point for trekkers following the Ohio to Erie Trail (OTET).  The one-and-a-half miles of OTET that goes through Galena is on a former railroad line and passes by Miller Park and on a bridge over Little Walnut Creek.  Downtown Galena, with its public square and restaurants, is just a quarter mile off the trail.  Another paved trail is Kane’s Crossing trail, which includes scenic views from the bridge over Big Walnut Creek.  New neighborhoods being built include pedestrian-friendly access to the trail system.  Galena is also situated on US Bike Routes 21 and 50A.  

Anglers of all ages have success in the waters surrounding Galena, including Big and Little Walnut Creeks, as well as Hoover Reservoir.  When the crappie are running in the spring, popular locations are the Hoover boardwalk and Big Walnut Creek. Catfish, carp, bass and panfish are also possibilities.  

Old Galena is situated on a peninsula between Big Walnut Creek and Little Walnut Creek, and is at the north end of Hoover Reservoir.  Suitability for boating depends on the water levels of the creeks and of the reservoir.  Ohio Department of Natural Resources provides useful information about Hoover Reservoir including a map. The Galena area offers all sorts of opportunities for nature lovers, with a variety of habitats and viewing locations to see a variety of flora and fauna for birdwatchers, Galena is believed to have the largest population of Prothonotary Warblers in Ohio during the nesting season, mid-April to mid-August. When Hoover Reservoir’s water level is low, shorebirds find the Galena mudflats attractive during spring and fall migrations. There’s also a good chance of seeing Ospreys and Bald Eagles. In addition to being able to tally a decent bird checklist, the area also affords the opportunity to see a variety of wildflowers, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

About the schools:

Formed in January of 1950 by legislative action of the Delaware County Board of Education, Big Walnut Local Schools is now home to more than 4,200 students across our PreK-12 programs across our Early Learning Center, 4 elementary schools, Intermediate School, Middle School, and High School.

Our mission is to inspire and guide each student to his or her maximum potential. In order to achieve this mission, our district's academic vision is to personalize instruction, engage students, and grow minds as we emphasize the importance of creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. In addition to our academic vision, our district's vision to provide;
Student-focused, professional, collaborative staff
Student-focused, challenging, and current curriculum
Supportive, involved, and informed community
Safe, respectful, and welcoming environment.

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About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
Biking trails
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