Gallia County

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Gallia County is named for “Gaul” which is the ancient name for France.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jackson CountyVinton County and Meigs County

E – Mason County, West Virginia

S – Cabell County, West Virginia and Lawrence County

W – Lawrence County and Jackson County


Created:  April 30, 1803                         Map of Ohio highlighting Gallia County

County Seat:

Gallipolis  1803 – present


County Courthouse – Gallipolis 


Location:  18 Locust Street / 1st Avenue

Built:  1982 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Eesly, Lee, Vargo and Cassady of Marietta

Contractor:  Custom Facilities and Riedel Brothers


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Gallipolis. The south front has three large arches on the first story with recessed entrance. The center section projects from the main building. On the east side is higher section. The roof is hipped. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas and County Court of Common Pleas – Probate and Juvenile Divisions. 


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Chillicothe ( 4th Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1803 and Gallipolis was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure built in 1806 to 1812. The second courthouse and third courthouses were destroyed by fire. The fourth courthouse was designed by Treat S Ford and constructed by T S Ford and Nelson Ford in 1878. The building burned in 1981 and the fifth and present courthouse was constructed.




County Courthouse - Gallipolis 










Photos taken 2011