Galax is named for the Galax urceolata an evergreen groundcover plant found throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
E – Carroll County
W – Grayson County
Independent City Created: December 6, 1953
Distrist Courthouse – Galax
Location: 353 North Main Street / Webster Street
Built: 1991 – 1992
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Galax. The west front has a projecting center section with a high portico with four red colored brick pillars. On the north and south sides of the front section are one story porches with entrances. The roof if hipped.
History: Before Galax became an independent city, it was part of Carroll County and Grayson County.