Discover Galena Wineries Located At The Northwest Of Illinois

Posted: Jun 06, 2017

Located at the northwest of Illinois, Galena is the perfect place to connect with people and the nature. The rolling hills, scenic roads and historic charm revitalize the spirit. Inspired by nature and history, Galena offers a getaway filled with local flavor, rich history, hotels, resorts and rolling vineyards.

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Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, The city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Galena Historic District. It is named for the mineral galena, which was mined by Native Americans in the area for over a thousand years. Owing to these deposits, Galena was the site of the first major mineral rush in the United States. The first American settler arrived in 1821, and by 1828, the population was estimated at 10,000, rivaling the population of Chicago at the time.

The city emerged as the largest steamboat hub on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. Galena was the home of Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals. Today, the city is a tourist destination known for its history, architecture, resorts & wineyards.

Country: United States of America
State: IL
County: Jo Daviess
Incorporated: 1835
Zip code: 61036
Population: 3,429 (Census 2010)

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