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.

This website is dedicated to preserving the memories and history of Logan County, West Virginia. Everyone is welcome to help by sharing their photos, memories and any information they may have about the history of Logan County. We would especially 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

  • DARK AS A DUNGEON – Holden, March 8, 1960
  • Farming and Homesteads
  • Hatfield Pioneers
  • History of Logan County
  • Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties
  • Logan County WV Genealogy
  • Logan County, WV Communities and Towns
  • Recollections
  • Reunion Announcements
  • WWII and Korean War Veterans of Logan County

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    Recent Posts

  • Chauncey Hollow Triple Killing, August 1927
  • Chapmanville, WV
  • Whitman Mine Explosion, November 3, 1931
  • Monitor Road – A book by Carla Haslam
  • High Iron In The Hills
  • Unknown Faces
  • Peach Creek, WV
  • Logan Wildcats
  • 1934 Logan County
  • Harris Funeral Home
  • Bits of History and Nostalgia
  • William Anderson Dingess
  • Reunion Announcements
  • Chief Logan State Park
  • Dehue, WV
  • Mount Gay, WV
  • My Life by Millard Porter Jr.
  • Frank Hutchison
  • Rev. Uncle Dyke Garrett
  • Scaggs Cemetery
  • Man Cemetery
  • Man, WV
  • Logan County Genealogical Society

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

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