Galena, Illinois 

 

Summary

County seat.1 Originally known as the Point; laid out and named Galena, 1826.2 Principal town in lead-mine country.3 Received city charter, 1841.4 Population in 1840 about 1,800.5 Population in 1845 about 4,000.6 Several Saints worked in mines while Nauvoo temple was being built.7