Gallia County is named for “Gaul” which is the ancient name for France.
Created: April 30, 1803
Gallipolis 1803 – present
County Courthouse – Gallipolis
Location: 18 Locust Street / 1st Avenue
Built: 1982 – 1984
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,
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Photos taken 2011