Logan in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Founder of Logan
Erected 1978 by Thirteenth District Masonic Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 39° 32.4′ N, 82° 24.55′ W. Marker is in Logan, Ohio, in Hocking County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Logan OH 43138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the Hocking County Desert Storm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hocking County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hocking County Iraqi Freedom Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hocking County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hocking County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tessa Sweazy Webb (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nils Louis Christian Kachelmacher (approx. half a mile away); Falls Mill Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
Also see . . .
1. Logan. “Logan is the county seat of Hocking County, Ohio. Residents named the town in honor of a Mingo Indian chief. Thomas Worthington established the community in 1816.” (Submitted on July 28, 2008.)
2. Chief Logan, Also Known as James Logan. “... He became a war leader but continued to urge his fellow natives not to attack whites settling in the Ohio Country. His attitude changed on May 3, 1774, when a group of Virginia settlers murdered approximately one dozen Mingos. Among them were Logan’s mother and sister. ... The two sides eventually met near Chillicothe to determine peace terms. Logan refused to attend but did send a speech known as ‘Logan’s Lament.’ Simon (Submitted on July 28, 2008.)
3. Michael Cresap Marker. “A trader, he cleared wilderness and fought Indians in ‘Cresap’s War’ in Ohio, 1774.” (Submitted on July 28, 2008.)
1. Chief Logan’s Lament
I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan’s cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war [the French and Indian War, 1755–1763], Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, “Logan is the friend of white men.” I had even thought to have lived with you, but for the injuries of one man. Col. Cresap, the last spring, in cold blood, and unprovoked, murdered all the relations of Logan, not sparing even my women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it: I have killed many: I have fully
— Submitted July 28, 2008.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.