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Galena is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 440 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stone County. Galena is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryGalena was platted in 1852, and named for deposits of the ore galena near the original town site. An early variant name was "Jamestown". A post office has been in operation at Galena since 1853. The last public execution in the United States took place in Galena in 1937.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76sqmi, of which, 0.75sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water. The James River flows past the east side of the town and enters the northernmost arm of Table Rock Lake to the south. The historic Y-Bridge over the James River is located just east of the town.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 440 people, 179 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.7PD/sqmi. There were 239 housing units at an average density of 318.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.
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