Galena, Maryland

By | May 2, 2010

Galena, Maryland was founded in 1763 as a tavern town. William Downs was the owner of the local tavern. This is where the town’s original name Downs’s Cross Roads derived.

Later the name was changed to Georgetown Cross Roads and finally Galena.

Today the town still is a cross road with routes 213 and 313 meeting at the town’s stoplight between the towns south of it to Cecil county to the north and Delaware to the east.

Have you ever seen a town’s Mayor kiss a monkey? It happened at Galena’s 2008 Dogwood Day. And who knows it could happen again in 2010. This year’s event is on May 8, 2010.

Each year the town has its annual spring festival, Dogwood Day. The annual festival starts at 8:30am with a parade down Main Street beginning at 10am.

There are crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, games, baby contest, face painting, music and singing, line dancing, eastern shore food, motorcycle show, trolley rides and more. There’s plenty of fun for all ages.

Author Note:
Another in the Delmarva Peninsula series. I live on the Delmarva Peninsula and periodically post information about the region.


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