Founded in 1763, Galena is the former site of Downs Crossroads. In colonial times,
silver was mined in the area and shipped to Philadelphia. Afraid that
it might be captured by the British, the owner closed the mine during
the War of 1812 and it has not been re-opened. The present name, however,
may be a relict of the town's silver-mining days.
Her house stands today as a reminder of her courage
If you continue north
on Route 213, you will cross the Sassafras River separating Kent and Cecil
Counties, and reach Chesapeake City and the C&D Canal.