Logan County

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Formed: 1824
Named: For Logan, famous Indian chief of the Mingo tribe.
County Seat: Logan
Land in Square Miles: 453.74
Population 2010 Census: 36,725
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 81.0

Primary Sources Online
Contemporary Articles on Hatfield-McCoy Feud
Battle of Blair Mountain
Death of Devil Anse Hatfield
Death of Don Chafin
1960 Presidential Campaign in Logan County
Buffalo Creek Disaster
State Takeover of Logan County Schools

Buffalo Creek Disaster, 1972   (dialup)    (broadband)
Presidential candidate George McGovern in Logan, 1972   (dialup)    (broadband)
Bill Buskirk of Logan, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Joe Huff of Logan, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Elevator operator Zet Coleman of Logan, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Retired coal miner Cyrus Peyton of Chapmanville, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Guyandotte Beauty, Chief Logan State Park, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Chief Logan State Park, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Church steeples, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
The Spirit of Logan, 1861
From Logan County, 1861
Fight in Logan County, 1861
Expedition to Logan Court-House and the Guyandotte Valley, 1862
Skirmish in Logan County, 1862
Report from Chapmanville, 1862
Scout in Direction of Logan Courthouse, 1862
Logan County Union Militia Letters, Folder 1
Logan County Union Militia Letters, Folder 2
Logan County Union Militia Letters, Folder 3

Photographs of Schools in Logan County
Postmaster Anna Ruiz taking care of the needs of Ross children at the Dehue Post Office, Logan County. 1956
Young men boxing, Logan Stadium

Secondary Sources Online
List of Logan County Legislators
"The United States Army and the Return to Normalcy in Labor Dispute Interventions: The Case of the West Virginia Coal Mine Wars, 1920-1921," by Clayton D. Laurie (West Virginia History)
"Bringing Modern Medicine to the Mountains: Scientific Medicine and the Transformation of Health Care in Southern West Virginia, 1880-1910," by Sandra Barney (West Virginia History)
"World War One and the Miners of Southern West Virginia," by April D. Wolfe (West Virginia Historical Society)

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Clifford Adkins
William Joseph Baer
Ted Belcher
Tilmon David Browning
Ogle Ferguson Chambers
Pete Whitfield Conley
Jay R. Finley Jr.
Uhlan Gillman
Fred T. Jewell
James H. Kimbler
Robert Burnside Leishman
Donald Robert McCloud
Clarence William McComas
Frankie Zoly Molnar
Denver Lee Mullins
James E. Music
Ozie Golden Staten
Homer Vance and Levi Jackson Vance
William Henry Whitman
Byrd Workman Sr.

History of the American Negro Biographies
Samuel Jones Bampfield
Leonard Cecil Farrar
Edward Howard
Thomas Tunsel Page
Thomas M. Ruff
William Washington Scott
Harold Johnston Warren
Reavie Simpson Williams
Thomas Simeon Wright

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History