About Gallia County

Welcome to OSU Extension in Gallia County!


Gallia County is known for its amazing natural wonders, including the majestic views of the Ohio River from our scenic city park and endless back roads. The Gallia County Extension office is located approximately three miles from town on State Route 160 North. It is located beside the Gallia County Junior Fair and across the street from the Holzer Hospital on Jackson Pike, Gallipolis.

History of Gallia County

The history of Gallipolis dates back to the 18th century and encompasses events in both France and America. In America with the Revolution behind them, Congress was eager to settle land west of the new states. As a result, land companies formed to buy acreage or at least gain rights to the land. Read more at Visit Gallia.com


About OSU Extension

Since 1914, Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities.

Ohio State University Extension brings the knowledge of the university directly to you. We fulfill the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University by interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities – so Ohioans can use the scientifically-based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.

The Extension system is the world’s largest non-formal educational system. Extension programs address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information.

No matter which county you visit, you can find people who are helped by the four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources. These program areas – and many other special topics – are continuously evaluated and updated to meet the changing needs and issues facing each community. Extension provides practical advice, sensible solutions, and realistic down-to-earth answers for ALL Ohioans.

OSU Extension…

Our vision: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

Our mission: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.