Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 133.
GALLIA COUNTY, situated on the southeasterly boundary of Ohio, with Ohio river on the east. Area, 500 square miles. Face of the country, uneven; soil, inferior, except along the streams where it is rich. Seat justice, Gallipolis. Pop. in 1830, 9,773; in 1840, 13,444; in 1850, 17,063.