Galion is a place that will remind you of home. From the green grass of its numerous parks to the neon lights of its restored community theater, the town presents a picture of warmth, community, and the best of small city life.
Some of the best parts of Galion, though, are behind closed doors. From rich museums to fine eateries, and from historic churches to the specialty retailers of Uptowne Galion, there's something new and interesting around every corner.
We invite you to use this site as a welcome mat to the place we call home. We have a directory of places to visit, eat, and stay; a calender of events; and much more. And once we've become acquainted, we're easy to find off of US30 and Ohio 309/61.
Galion was founded in the 1820s by New Englanders from Connecticut with names like Hosford, Gill, and Riblet, and by German Lutherans which settled here in large number. The town was platted in 1831, and became a city in 1840. By 1870. Galion was one of Ohio's 50 largest cities, and decades of growth as a railroad center gave way in the first part of the 20th century to manufacturing. It's historic includes visits and stories with connections to American history, with names like Edison, Ford, Owens, Twain, Carnegie, Lee (as in the jeans), and more. And one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War occurred just a handful of miles west of here.
Today, Galion has a diverse economy, with manufacturing joined by technological-driven industries such as photographic directories and health care. It has also become a center for visitors seeking to learn about history and the burgeoning area of "farm tourism," with markets providing the best in fresh, locally grown food.