Logan County was formed in 1824 from sections of Cabell, Giles, Kanawha and Tazewell counties. Logan County and Logan city is named for the famous Indian chief of the Mingo tribe, Chief Logan.
The city of Logan is the county seat. Logan 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 name was changed to Logan in 1907.
Logan County Towns: Chapmanville, Man, Mitchell Heights, West Logan
Logan County Communities
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 Fisher Bottom was a little community located on Island Creek adjacent to Cherry Tree. It was demolished around 1956 to build the Logan Blvd.
 City View is also called City View Addition.
 There is also a Baisden in Mingo County.
 Clothier is located partly in Logan and Boone County.
 There is also a Davis in Tucker County.
 Gay is an early name for Mount Gay. A 1916 ad by the Gay Coal & Coke Company gave an address of Gay, W.Va. The name may have been changed because there is a Gay, WV in Jackson County.
 Greenville was changed to Hunt.
 Monaville was formerly known as Vanceville.
Sources and Contributors
Dodie (Smith) Browning
Joseph C. Burgess