Place:Galion, Crawford, Ohio, United States


Alt namesGaleonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
Goshensource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
Hosfordssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
LovericksSettlementsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
Loveringssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
New Moccasinsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
Spongetownsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS39006746
Coordinates40.733°N 82.789°W
Located inCrawford, Ohio, United States
Contained Places
Fairview Cemetery
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Galion is a city in Crawford, Morrow, and Richland counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 10,512 at the 2010 census. Galion is the second-largest city in Crawford County after Bucyrus.

The Crawford County portion of Galion is part of the Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area. The small portion of the city that is located in Richland County is part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the portion extending into Morrow County is considered part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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Settlers arrived in the area as early as 1817. The location was at the crossroads of a north-south road from Columbus to Portland (now known as Sandusky), and the east-west route that later became (part of) the Lincoln Highway and subsequently the Harding Highway.

The name Galion was suggested in 1824 by a postmaster as a unique name when the city first obtained a post office, because the name that was originally proposed would have duplicated the names of other requested Ohio post offices. It is not known for certain whether the name was intended to have any particular meaning otherwise, although several possible etymologies have been posited. The first plat of the settlement, recorded in Richland County, actually gave the community's name as "Greensburg."

Galion was laid out as a town in 1831.

Galion was the birthplace of Orville J. Nave in 1841. Nave was a chaplain in the United States Army and the editor of Nave's Topical Bible, a widely used reference work first published in 1896.

Galion was also home to William Montgomery Brown, a bishop of the Episcopal Church who was tried by the church and convicted of heresy for his support of communism. The first northerner elected as a bishop in a former Confederate state after the Civil War, Brown was, according to his obituary, "the first Bishop of his communion to be tried for heresy since the Reformation, and the first of any creed in America to be disposed for heretical teachings." His house, Brownella Cottage, is owned and operated by the Galion Historical Society, and the Galion History Museum is located in the carriage house on the Brownella grounds.

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