Town of Galena, Maryland



Galena is a beautiful town located in Kent County, on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore. The town was founded in 1763 under the name Downs' Cross Roads after a local tavern owner, William Downs. The name was later changed to Georgetown Cross Roads before finally gaining the name Galena, after a type of silver that was once mined in the town.

With roots from America's earliest years, Galena has the legends and stories to charm the history buff; just minutes from the water, Galena provides easy water access for sailors, kayakers and fishermen; and with charming antique shops and restaurants, Galena is a perfect destination for a day trip. From boating to antiquing, live music to wine tastings, Galena and its surrounding areas offer a little something for everyone.