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Logan County

County Facts

Date of Formation: 1824
Named: For Logan, famous Indian chief of the Mingo tribe
County Seat: Logan

Sources

Books

Booton, Orland H. Account of Mine Wars, 1960.
Ms 80-268.

Centennial Program, City of Logan, West Virginia, 1852-1952. n.p., n.d.
975.444 C397.

Davis, Delores Riggs. DeHue History Book, Logan County, West Virginia, 1916-1994. Summersville, West Virginia, Shirley Johnson Grose, 1994.
975.444 D323.

History of Logan County and Ohio. Chicago, Illinois, O. L. Baskin and Company, 1880.
977.1463 H673.

Livingston, William John Bryant. Coal Miners and Religion; a Study of Logan County. Richmond, Virginia, William John Bryant Livingston, 1951.
260 L76.

Ragland, Henry Clay. History of Logan County From the 1896 Files of the Logan Banner. Logan, West Virginia, Clarence H. Frey, 1949.
975.444 R143.

Smith, Nancy Sue. History of Logan and Mingo Counties, Beginning in 1617. Williamson, West Virginia, n.p., 1966.
975.44 S655.

Spence, Robert Y. The Land of the Guyandot: A History of Logan County. Detroit, Michigan, Harlo Press, 1976.
975.444 S744.

_______________. The Logan County Banner Index. s.l., n.p., n.d.
R 071.54 S744lo.

_______________. Logan County Major Developments, 1935-1964. s.l., n.p, 1985.
R 071.54 S744lc.

Swain, George Thomas. History of Logan County, West Virginia. Logan, West Virginia, G. T. Swain, 1927.
975.444 S971.

___________________. Facts About the Two Armed Marches on Logan. Charleston, West Virginia, Ace Enterprises, 1962.
331.8984 S971.

___________________. A History of the City of Logan, West Virginia. Logan, West Virginia, n.p., 1916.
975.444 S971s.

___________________. The Incomparable Don Chafin. Charleston, West Virginia, Ace Enterprises, 1962.
B C433 Pam.

Thompson, Philip Roots. P. Rootes Thompson Letter to Allen Latham, March 22, 1833.
Ms 80-123.

Thurmond, Walter R. The Logan Coal Field of West Virginia; A Brief History. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University Library, 1964.
338.272 T42.

Newspaper Clippings

"A Business Cornerstorn J. H. Vickers & Son," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"A. S. Hatfield Tells of N Y Radio Broadcast on We The People," Logan Banner, 4-20- 1937.
"Ancestors Logan Co. Families Fought for Constitutional Freedom," Logan Banner, 4- 15-1937.
"Ancient Confederate Flag Found at Logan," Clarksburg Exponent, 6-12-1938.
"Aracoma Drug Closes," Logan County Banner, 4-14-1994.
"Ben Bolt Was Not Written Here," Logan Banner, 11-23-1926.
"Bicentennial to Logan County," WV Hillbilly, 1-24-1976.
"Big Spring Now Peach Creek, Logan's First County Seat," Logan Banner, 7-23- 1929.
"Bob Peck Relates Story of First Steamer to City," Logan Banner, 2-27-1938.
"Brief History of Upbuilding of Town of Man," Logan Banner, 6-6-1930.
"Burning of Court House by Union Army Told in Report," Logan Banner, 1-12- 1932.
"Buying Blair," Charleston Gazette, 11-22-1998.
"Changes in The Old Holden," Logan News, 2-7-1975.
"Club Women Seek Librarian Salary Fund at $600 Per Year," Logan Banner, 6-30- 1926.
"Coal Troubles, Martial Law Reestablished After Paint Creek Shootings," Gazette, 5-2- 1950.
"Coal Troubles, Cossacks Militia Attacked Striking Coal Miner," Charleston Gazette, 4- 28-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Deadly Mine Blasts Compelled Safety Laws," Charleston Gazette, 5-17- 1950.
"Coal Troubles, 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain Resulted Numerous Killings," Gazette, 5- 9-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Centralia Mine Dangerous, " Charleston Gazette, 5-20-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Martial Law Engenders Woes Miners Secure Contract," Gazette, 5-3- 1950.
"Coal Troubles, Guards Ambush in Matewan... Recall of Troops," Charleston Gazette, 5-6-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Connellsville Walkout Gave Operators Clear-Cut Victory," Gazette, 4- 26-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Kanawha Strike1912-13 Toll Set More 100," Charleston Gazette, 5-1- 1950.
"Coal Troubles, Miners Will Never Forget Black Hole of Ludlow," Charleston Gazette, 5-5-1950.
"Coal Troubles. Lowest Ebb... UMW Between 1922-35," Charleston Gazette, 5-14- 1950.
"Coal Troubles, State Mine Deaths 17,882 66 Years Recording," Charleston Gazette, 5- 19-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Herrin Mob's Savagery...Union Blackest Mark," Charleston Gazette, 5- 13-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Coal Treason Trials...Where John Brown Tried," Charleston Gazette, 5- 10-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Hocking Valley Pit Strike," Charleston Gazette, 4-24-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Plotters in 1898 Attempted," Charleston Gazette, 5-7-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Lewis Won Wartime Strike... Wrath of U. S.," Charleston Gazette, 5- 15-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Hocking Valley Strike Bared Evils in Company Store Plan," Gazette, 4- 25-1950.
"Coal Troubles, Miners Were 9,000 Strong for Bloody March on Logan," Gazette, 5-8- 1950.
"Confederate Money Bought Logan Tract," n.p., n.d.
"County Landmarks...," Logan Banner, 2-27-1994.
"Crooked Creek Has Oldest Christ's Church in County," n.p, nd.
"Curb Service," Charleston Gazette, 7-4-1991.
"Dehue Book, Display Preserve Coal Town's History," Charleston Gazette, 11-28- 1994.
"Doughboy Honors Heroes," Logan Banner, 5-29-1991.
"Dying Words of Princess Aracoma Related in Story," Logan Banner, 3-23-1937.
"Early life in Logan County Described by K. F. Deskins," Logan Banner, 11-12- 1957.
"Early Life in the Guyan Valley Vividly Pictured," Logan Banner, 11-3-1937.
"Engage Librarian in Permanent Job with Free Books," Logan Banner, 10-3-1936.
"Family Chief Logan Brutally Murdered After Battle of Pt. Pleasant," Logan Banner, 4- 19-1937.
"Ferrell History is Traced to Year 1780," Logan Banner, 5-5-1937.
"Finding a Library Site a Novel Experience," Charleston Gazette, 5-26-1994.
"First Church in County Was Built Near Wilbur," Logan Banner, 6-22-1937.
"First Wallpaper Used in Logan in Nighbert Home," Logan Banner, 7-9-1937.
"First Schoolhouse Built on The Island in 1800," Logan Banner, 6-23-1937.
"Flag of Logan Wildcats is in Custody of O. McDonald," Logan Banner, 9-24-1929.
"Fortune Spurned... Boston Millionaires .. Logan Co.," Huntington Advertiser, 3-11- 1923.
"Giant Logan Park Project Eyed," Charleston Gazette, 9-11-1962.
"Gilbert...1906 and Gilbert High School Pictured," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"Gives T. D. English's Ballad, Ben Bolt," Beckley Post-Herald, 11-4-1960.
"Grist Mill is Pecks Mill's Namesake," Logan Banner, 3-20-1997.
"Harts Creek Named After Stephen Hart...," Logan Banner, 4-13-1937.
"Historic Safe in Offices Merrill Mines, Henlawson," Logan Banner, 5-13-1937.
"History of Settlement Island Creek, Creek Named for Cow," Logan Banner, 4-10- 1931.
"History of Hatfield Clan Recorded in Banner Files," Logan Banner, 5-11-1937.
"Holden's Lifeline Slowly Departing," Herald-Dispatch, 9-8-1974.
"Home Coming-Rededication of Clifton Methodist Church," Daily Tribune, 9-6- 1927.
"How They Once Voted in Logan," Logan Banner, 6-14-1937.
"In Beginning 18th Century Settlers... Guyandot Valley Attractive," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"John M. Cress, Jr., Former Ethel Man Making Name as Gymnast," n.p., n.d.
"King Coal..His History..His Heartache...His Empire," Charleston Gazette, 4-23- 1950.
"Leaving Dehue," Charleston Gazette, 9-2-1996.
"Logan is 200 Years Old," Logan Banner, 1994.
"Logan Began as Hunting Ground," Logan Banner, 3-20-1994.
"Logan Politics Hits the Light in Boss' Book, Raymond Chafin," Charleston Gazette, 7- 17-1994.
"Logan Native is Growing Plants for Space Shuttle Mission," Mineral Daily News, 12- 26-1997.
"Mamie's Ghost, Decades Old Murder Still Fresh in Logan," Charleston Gazette, 10-28- 1996.
"Man in the Early 1940.s Picture," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"Miners Ultimately Win Fight Against Use of Convict Labor," Charleston Gazette, 4-27- 1950.
"Old Timers Hold Memories When Town Belonged to Company," Herald-Dispatch, 9-8- 1974.
"Pete Minotti Home Placed on Historical Register," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"Recalling Life and Times in Man," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"Recreational Images From the Past," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"Sen. E. T. England, of Logan," West Virginian-Fairmont, 2-7-1916.
"Settlers Arrive in County Over 200 Years Ago," Logan Banner, 5-1-1994.
"Surveyors Helped Settle Early Logan," Logan Banner, 4-17-1994.
"Telephones Tracing Chapmanville's History," n.p., 6-21-1987.
"The First Surveys of Logan County," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"The Making of West Virginia," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"The Newest Town in West Virginia," Logan Banner, 5-2-1995.
"Theater Keeps Reeling 'Em In," Times-West Virginian, 3-12-1996.
"Things Haven't Changed...," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.
"Triadelphia Unearthed," Logan Banner Pride, 1994.
"What's In A Name?," Logan Banner Pride, 1995.

Logan County Records on Microfilm

County History Resources

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