Logan County, West Virginia

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Courthouse at Logan, W.Va.

Logan County, in southwestern West Virginia (WV), was formed in 1824 and named for Logan the Orator, a Mingo tribal leader. Its seat is at Logan. Aracoma, the daughter of Cornstalk, a Shawnee tribal leader, settled on the . Her story is dramatized through The Aracoma Story, an outdoor drama performed at Logan State Park. The Battle of Blair Mountain was fought in 1921 by embattled miners and was the largest armed uprising in U.S. history. At Buffalo Creek in 1972, a mining dam burst, drowning 125 people and leaving more than 2,000 homeless. As of the 2010 census, the population of Logan County was 36,743.

Cities & Towns in Logan County

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Logan County Historic Landmarks

Regional Information for Logan, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Logan County, West Virginia, may be found in our guide to travel in the of southwestern West Virginia, in which Logan County is located.