Logan County, WV History, Memories and Genealogy

Logan County 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”. The Aracoma name was changed to Logan in 1907. Henry S. Gay, Jr. opened the first mine in the county in 1904.

This is a nonprofit website 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. 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 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
  • Reunions
  • Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster – April 5, 2010
  • WWII and Korean War Veterans of Logan County
  • Recent Posts

  • 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
  • Logan County Memories
  • Thomas Dunn English
  • Omar, WV
  • Blair, WV
  • WWII and Korean War Veterans of Logan County
  • Frank Stewart Martin – Logan Bottling Company
  • Floyd D. Stollings
  • Memories of the Hinchman Home
  • 1951 – Logan teacher sells $50,000 of War Bonds, wins contest
  • Henlawson, WV
  • Harry S. Gay, Jr. – Gay Coal and Coke Company
  • Miss Softball America
  • - See the Index of Post Titles for an alphabetical listing of all posts.

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