Galion - Encyclopedia




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GALION, a city of Crawford County, Ohio, U.S.A., about 75 m. S. W. of Cleveland. Pop. (18 9 o) 6 3 26; (1900) 7282, of whom 703 were foreign-born. It is served by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis, and the Erie railways, and by an interurban electric railway. The city is about 1165 ft. above sea level, and has extensive railway shops (of the Erie railway) and manufactories of brick and tile machinery, carriages and wagons, and grain and seed cleaners. The municipality owns and operates its electric-lighting plant. Galion was laid out as a town in 1831, was incorporated as a borough in 1840, and was chartered as a city in 1878.

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