Welcome to Logan, WV History and Nostalgia
Logan County, Virginia was formed in 1824 and named in honor of the famous Mingo Indian Chief. The Logan Courthouse village was first established as Lawnsville in 1827. The town was first incorporated in 1852 as Aracoma. Its first mayor was Thomas Dunn English who wrote “Ben Bolt”. On June 20, 1863 West Virginia seceded from the Confederate State of Virginia and joined the Union. The Aracoma name was changed to Logan in 1907. Harry S. Gay, Jr. opened the first coal mine in the county in 1904. William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield (Sept 9, 1839 – Jan. 6, 1921) famous patriarch of the Hatfield clan is buried in the county.
This website is dedicated to preserving the memories and history of Logan County, West Virginia. Everyone is welcome to help in this endeavor by sharing their photos, memories and any information they may have about the history of Logan County. We especially would appreciate the help from local historians and writers. Please check out our posts and photos and feel free to join in on any of the discussions. Our web address is www.LoganWV.us — an easy United States web address to remember. Thanks for stopping by!
Devil Anse: A true part of American history
By Dwight Williamson
The Logan Banner, July 14, 2016
Several books and many articles in newspapers and magazines have been published in regard to the Hatfield-McCoy feud. And, of course, we are familiar with the television mini-series that received several awards. Many tales have been shared over the years by both sides of the two families. Unfortunately, in their haste to earn the almighty dollar, not all stories have been factual. The following is an account of a story that appeared on television in 1959, and it caused many West Virginians to become upset. Read the Article.
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