2397 Jackson Pike, Bidwell, OH 45614 (740) 568-4330
Gallia County is located in the southeastern part of the state. U.S. Route 35, and State Routes 141 and 554 cross the county east and west, and State Routes 7, 160, 218, and 325 run northand south. Gallia County borders on the Ohio River and is a part of Ohio’s "Appalachian Region."
Gallia County was settled by French immigrants who had invested in Ohio land only to learn upon their arrival that their agent had disappeared with the money. General Rufus Putnam of the Ohio Company sent in a group of woodsmen from Marietta to clear the land and build a settlement on the Ohio River.
Major attractions in Gallia County include The Gallipolis Locks and Dam; Raccoon Creek County Park; Wayne National Forest; Elizabeth L. Evans Waterfowl and Bird Sanctuary; Fortification Hill; Our House Museum; French Art Colony; Bob Evans Farm; Daniel Boone Cave; Rio Grande College; and the Ohio River.
County Manager: Mark Kirkhart
Transportation Manager: Jason Beaver