Welcome to Logan, WV History and Nostalgia

Logan County, Virginia was formed on May 7, 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!

Logan WV April 1999April 1999 from the top of Buskirk Hill.

Featured Posts

  • Buffalo Creek Disaster – Feb. 26, 1972
  • DARK AS A DUNGEON – Holden, March 8, 1960
  • Does Mamie Thurman Still Walk Those Hills?
  • Farming and Homesteads
  • Hatfield Pioneers
  • History of Logan County
  • Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties
  • Logan County, WV Communities and Towns
  • Logan County, WV Genealogy
  • Man Cemetery
  • Recollections
  • Reunion Announcements
  • WWII and Korean War Veterans of Logan County

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    Latest Posts

  • English credited with discovering coal in Logan Co.
  • Logan Co. people with national interest
  • 1960 Logan East Junior High School
  • The little town at the mouth of Buffalo Creek
  • Cherry Tree Grade School
  • City losing another historical structure
  • Early Logan Co.: A mighty tough place to live
  • The legendary Don Chafin
  • The historic cemetery in Logan
  • Alderson helped elevate Logan to greatness
  • Growing up with the Company Store
  • Uncle Charley Dingess
  • Monaville, WV
  • Mountain Woman
  • LHS Class of 1937
  • Logan, WV 1952 Centennial Celebration Photo Album
  • Directory of Logan, WV circa 1925
  • Development of Education
  • My Memories of Logan
  • Logan Civic Little League
  • Coal Miners – The Heroes of Appalachia
  • 1948 Logan High School
  • 1947 Phone Book
  • Early Life In Logan County
  • Mud Fork
  • McDonald Family of Logan County
  • 1969 Phone Book
  • Chauncey Hollow Triple Killing, August 1927
  • Chapmanville, WV

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    – See the Site Index for an alphabetical listing of all posts.

    “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” — Abraham Lincoln

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