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. 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?
  • Hatfield Pioneers
  • History of Logan County
  • Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties
  • Logan County Featured Videos
  • Logan County, WV Communities and Towns
  • Logan County, WV Genealogy
  • Logan Wildcats
  • Reunion Announcements
  • WWII and Korean War Veterans of Logan County

  • Black shim for spacing

    Latest Posts

  • Death of the Hatfield brothers
  • Halloween escapades of the “Porch Sitters”
  • The end the Hatfield political dominance
  • Mine Wars
  • A stringent look into the history of Logan County
  • 1957 Logan High School
  • Finding Princess Aracoma
  • Logan High Students from Cherry Tree
  • Monumental efforts gave us our ‘Doughboy’
  • Spiritually reuniting Logan’s pioneer couple

  • *Logan, WV History and Nostalgia is a non-profit website and is not supported by paid ads or donations.

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