Gallia County

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


Created:  April 30, 1803

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 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.


Note:  The courthouse constructed in 1879 was destroyed by fire in 1981,



N – Jackson County, Vinton County and Meigs County

E – Mason County, West Virginia

S – Cabell County, West Virginia and Lawrence County

W – Lawrence County and Jackson County














Photos taken 2011