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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Logan.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Logan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Logan and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Logan and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Logan. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Logan.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lowndes County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lowndes County sighting report from eBird.

Since Logan is near Butler County and also Crenshaw County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Butler County

Sighting report for Crenshaw County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Logan.

How Far From Logan to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Logan to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Logan and extending to:

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Logan to Hayneville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,313 miles [11,769.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Logan ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Logan.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Logan. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Logan, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northwest.

California

San Benito County

Our profile page for Logan, San Benito County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Logan, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Logan, Arapahoe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Conejos County

Our profile page for Logan, Conejos County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Conejos County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Logan County

Our profile page for Logan, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the Northwest.

Georgia

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Logan, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Logan, Edgar County   [Map]

Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Logan, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Logan, Dearborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Logan, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North.

Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Logan, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Logan, Phillips County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Shelby County

Our profile page for Logan, Shelby County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Logan, Aroostook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Aroostook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Logan, Kent County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Otsego County

Our profile page for Logan, Otsego County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Otsego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Minnesota

Redwood County

Our profile page for Logan, Redwood County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Redwood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Logan, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northwest.

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Logan, Gallatin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Logan County

Our profile page for Logan, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Logan, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Logan, Gloucester County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gloucester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Logan, Quay County   [Map]

Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Logan, Schuyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Logan, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northeast.

North Dakota

Ward County

Our profile page for Logan, Ward County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Defiance County

Our profile page for Logan, Defiance County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the North.

Hocking County

Our profile page for Logan, Hocking County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Logan, Marion County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Logan, Beaver County   [Map]

Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Logan, Clackamas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,122 miles [3,415 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Logan, Beaver County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana County

Our profile page for Logan, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Logan, Mifflin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Mifflin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Logan, Philadelphia County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Panola County

Our profile page for Logan, Panola County   [Map]

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West.

Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Logan, Cache County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Logan, Spotsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Logan, Spokane County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Spokane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Logan, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Oconto County

Our profile page for Logan, Oconto County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Logan ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clearview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Logan   [Map]

Clover Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Daisy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Danielsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Flatwoods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Fort Deposit   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Magnolia Shores   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Mashville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Sandy Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sellers   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Steep Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Zion   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Logan. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Richard L. Blandon

Singer. He was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 16, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 30, 1991 at an age of 57. He was buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Logan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon<9>

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Logan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble

George Addison Grant

Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at an age of 83. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Logan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant

Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton

Musician. She was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Saturday December 11, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 25, 1984 at an age of 57. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Logan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton

Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841). She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Logan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Logan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Logan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Logan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9860, Longitude: -86.4905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Logan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Logan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.387 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.742 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.491 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Logan could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Logan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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