Logan County. Formed in 1824 from Cabell, Kanawha, Giles and Tazewell. Named for Logan, the famous chief of the Mingo Indians, whose "Lament" is most noted example of Indian eloquence. Cornstalk's duaghter, Aracoma, is buried in the town of . . . — — Map (db m159924) HM
In August of 1921, 7000 striking miners led by Bill Blizzard met at Marmet for a march on Logan to organize the southern coalfields for the UMWA. Reaching Blair Mt. on August 31, they were repelled by deputies and mine guards, under Sheriff Don . . . — — Map (db m49915) HM
On September 25, 1861, Col. Piatt’s
Zouaves of the 34th Ohio marched
on Confederate positions around
Chapmanville. The Logan militia
under Col. J. W. Davis harassed
Piatt in the hours preceding his
arrival at the Rebel entrenchments
but was . . . — — Map (db m138444) HM
August 26, 1921
In this union coal camp about ten miles south of Madison, a miner named Lewis White hijacks a C&O train at gunpoint and tells the conductor to take him to Madison. There, UMWA District 17 leaders Frank Keeney and Fred Mooney . . . — — Map (db m206830) HM
For a century, the West Virginia Mine Wars and the Battle of Blair Mountain were kept out of history textbooks for fear of tarnishing the state’s image. But today, these events evoke fascination and pride for many Mountaineers and people across . . . — — Map (db m206832) HM
She was a beloved Logan County banjo player and
story teller, internationally known for her preservation
of Appalachian culture. She was born in the "Doc” Ellis
Hollow of what is now Chief Logan State Park. — — Map (db m164720) HM
Built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1947, the C&O 2755 was integral part of the coal mining and railroad industry West Virginia. Retired from C&O Railway service in 1956. Moved to its present location in March 1961. Placed on the National Register . . . — — Map (db m49919) HM
This Model 2700 engine, 55th of the series, was donated to Chief Logan State Park by C&O Railroad and placed on display in March 1961. Engine 2755 was one of 90 such models built in 1947. This particular engine hauled coal, which was mined on . . . — — Map (db m49920) HM
"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, Logan remained idle in his
cabin, . . . — — Map (db m164725) HM
This bell was placed in the belltower of the Logan County Courthouse in 1905. It
was made by American Bell and Foundry Company of Northville, Michigan and weighs approximately 2000 pounds.
In 1912 the courthouse burned and this same bell was . . . — — Map (db m164724) HM
We remember his dedication, leadership, and foresight in founding Christmas in The Park in 1994 for all to enjoy.
He was dedicated to his family and community and always looked for the good in others.
Former businessman, County . . . — — Map (db m164723) HM
Here was home of Thomas Dunn English, mayor, 1852 to 1857, and author of "Ben Bolt". Aracoma, daughter of Cornstalk and the wife of Bolling Baker, was killed in 1780 attack by settler, and is buried here. — — Map (db m49917) HM
One of worst floods in US occurred here 26 February 1972, when Buffalo Mining Co. impoundment dam for mine waste broke, releasing over 130 million gallons of black waste water: killed 125; property losses over $50 million; and thousands left . . . — — Map (db m49918) HM
Capt. Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield, 1839-1921, is buried here. He was the leader of his clan in the bitter family feud with the McCoys. A life-sized statue, modeled from photographs and imported from Italy, marks his grave. — — Map (db m49912) HM