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county was created by act of Assembly, passed January 12, 1824, from
parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell and Kanawha, and derived its name from
Logan, the famous Mingo chieftain.
The original boundaries were:
"Beginning at the junction of the White Oak mountain and New river,
proceeding with the meanderings thereof until it meets the line of
Kanawha county; thence with the lines thereof taking the dividing ridge
between the Big and Little Cole rivers, until it comes on a line with
the head of Rock creek; thence down the same to its mouth; thence
crossing Little Cole, proceeding with the dividing ridge between Turtle
and Horse creek to the head of Ugly creek; thence down the same to its
mouth, crossing the Guyandotte, in a straight line to the mouth of
Narrowbone creek; thence up the Tug Fork of Big Sandy river to the
mouth of Elkhorn creek; thence proceeding with the dividing ridge
between Elkhorn creek and the Tug Fork, and so on a line with the Flat
Top mountains to the beginning."
The commissioners named in the act to
locate the seat of justice for the county, were William Buffington, of
Cabell; William Thompson, Jr., of Tazewell; Charles Hale, of Giles;
Samuel Shrewsbury, of Kanawha, and Conrad Peters and John Taylor, of
Montgomery. They performed the work, and the village of Lawnsville, or
Logan Court House, was laid out in 1827.
forms the southwestern boundary of the county. The origin of the name
is explained in Part I of this work, under the head of the "Big Sandy
Expedition," which passed through this county.
"History of West Virginia"; By Virgil Anson Lewis; publ. 1887; Pg.
656; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]