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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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 city 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 to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Logan to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 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 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Logan ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Logan.

While the name Logan is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Logan, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the Southwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Logan, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Logan, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the West

California

San Benito County

Our profile page for Logan, San Benito County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,159 miles [3,474.6 km] to the West

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Logan, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest

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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 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Logan, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the South

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Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Logan, Edgar County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the West Northwest

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.

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Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Logan, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Logan, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Logan, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Logan, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Logan, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Logan, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Logan County

Our profile page for Logan, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Logan, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km] to the West

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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.

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Logan, Quay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the West

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Logan, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Logan, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Ward County

Our profile page for Logan, Ward County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Defiance County

Our profile page for Logan, Defiance County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the North Northwest

Hocking County

Our profile page for Logan, Hocking County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North

Marion County

Our profile page for Logan, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Logan, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Logan, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the West Northwest

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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 264 miles [424.9 km] to the 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 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Panola County

Our profile page for Logan, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Logan, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Logan, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East

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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.

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Wisconsin

Oconto County

Our profile page for Logan, Oconto County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the North Northwest

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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.

Black Bottom   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Logan   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hedgeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Monitor   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Peach Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Red Campbell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rum Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shamrock   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunbeam   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wanda   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Stirrat [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Logan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

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 West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Logan. 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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Logan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Logan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Logan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8491, Longitude: -81.9934     [Map].

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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 310.888 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.698 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.177 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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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