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  3  definitions  found 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Galatia,  IL  (village,  FIPS  28261) 
  Location:  37.84110  N,  88.61388  W 
  Population  (1990):  983  (452  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62935 
  Galatia,  KS  (city,  FIPS  25050) 
  Location:  38.64140  N,  98.95717  W 
  Population  (1990):  47  (37  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67564,  67565 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  has  been  called  the  Gallia"  of  the  East,  Roman  writers  calling 
  its  inhabitants  Galli.  They  were  an  intermixture  of  Gauls  and 
  Greeks,  and  hence  were  called  Gallo-Graeci,  and  the  country 
  Gallo-Graecia.  The  Galatians  were  in  their  origin  a  part  of  that 
  great  Celtic  migration  which  invaded  Macedonia  about  B.C.  280. 
  They  were  invited  by  the  king  of  Bithynia  to  cross  over  into 
  Asia  Minor  to  assist  him  in  his  wars.  There  they  ultimately 
  settled,  and  being  strengthened  by  fresh  accessions  of  the  same 
  clan  from  Europe,  they  overran  Bithynia,  and  supported 
  themselves  by  plundering  neighbouring  countries.  They  were  great 
  warriors,  and  hired  themselves  out  as  mercenary  soldiers, 
  sometimes  fighting  on  both  sides  in  the  great  battles  of  the 
  times.  They  were  at  length  brought  under  the  power  of  Rome  in 
  B.C.  189,  and  Galatia  became  a  Roman  province  B.C.  25. 
  This  province  of  Galatia,  within  the  limits  of  which  these 
  Celtic  tribes  were  confined,  was  the  central  region  of  Asia 
  During  his  second  missionary  journey  Paul,  accompanied  by 
  Silas  and  Timothy  (Acts  16:6),  visited  the  "region  of  Galatia," 
  where  he  was  detained  by  sickness  (Gal.  4:13),  and  had  thus  the 
  longer  opportunity  of  preaching  to  them  the  gospel.  On  his  third 
  journey  he  went  over  "all  the  country  of  Galatia  and  Phrygia  in 
  order"  (Acts  18:23).  Crescens  was  sent  thither  by  Paul  toward 
  the  close  of  his  life  (2  Tim.  4:10). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Galatia,  white;  the  color  of  milk