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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Logan_County,_West_Virginia|Logan County]]''
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Guide to '''Logan County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Logan County
 
| county = Logan County
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| founded year = 1824
 
| founded year = 1824
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| founded date = January 12
| seat wl = Logan
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| seat = [[Logan, West Virginia|Logan]]
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| building image = Logan County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
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| building address = Logan County Courthouse<br>
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300 Stratton Street<br>Logan, WV 25601<br>Phone: 304-792-8550 <br>Fax 304-792-8600<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Logan-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm '''Logan County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Logan_County,_West_Virginia|Logan County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Logan County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|272x205px]] Logan County Courthouse <br>300 Stratton Street<br>Logan, WV 25601<br>Phone: 304-792-8550 <br>Fax 304-792-8600 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872, burial, probate, land and military records. Circuit Clerk, had divorce, court records and naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872, burial, probate, land and military records. Circuit Clerk, had divorce, court records and naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Logan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair,_Logan_County,_West_Virginia Blair, West Virginia]&nbsp;:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapmanville,_West_Virginia Chapmanville, West Virginia]&nbsp;:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man,_West_Virginia Man, West Virginia]&nbsp;:[http://www.wvculture.org/museum/omar/index.html The Omar Project];<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1337794880203_123" /><br>[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/logan/ Logan County Towns]  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair,_Logan_County,_West_Virginia Blair, West Virginia]&nbsp;:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapmanville,_West_Virginia Chapmanville, West Virginia]&nbsp;:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man,_West_Virginia Man, West Virginia]&nbsp;:[http://www.wvculture.org/museum/omar/index.html The Omar Project];<br>[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/logan/ Logan County Towns]  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
The best place to get started tracing your Logan County ancestors is&nbsp;[http://histfam.familysearch.org/search.php?tree=Logan_VA_WV&mybool=AND&nr=50&tree=Logan_VA_WV&page=383 '''Logan County Recreated.''']&nbsp; ALL the families that lived in the area between the 1850s and the 1870s.<ref>The following sources were used to create this database: (1) [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ptsonline/history/ragland.html The History of Logan County ]by Henry Clay Ragland, (2)1850 Logan County Virginia Census, (3) 1860 Logan County Virginia Census, (4) 1870 Logan County WV Tridelphia Township, (5) 1850 Wyoming County, Virginia Census, (6) 1853-1860 Logan County, Virginia Birth Marriage and Death Records, and (7) 1850 - 1860 - 1870 Logan County, Virginia Mortality Schedules.</ref> His database is available through FamilySearch Community Trees.  
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[[Image:Wvlogan.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvlogan.jpg]] The best place to get started tracing your Logan County ancestors is&nbsp;[http://histfam.familysearch.org/search.php?tree=Logan_VA_WV&mybool=AND&nr=50&tree=Logan_VA_WV&page=383 '''Logan County Recreated.''']&nbsp; The compiler created a database of ALL the families that lived in the area between the 1850s and the 1870s.<ref>The following sources were used to create this database: (1) [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ptsonline/history/ragland.html The History of Logan County ]by Henry Clay Ragland, (2)1850 Logan County Virginia Census, (3) 1860 Logan County Virginia Census, (4) 1870 Logan County WV Tridelphia Township, (5) 1850 Wyoming County, Virginia Census, (6) 1853-1860 Logan County, Virginia Birth Marriage and Death Records, and (7) 1850 - 1860 - 1870 Logan County, Virginia Mortality Schedules.</ref> His database is available through FamilySearch Community Trees.  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/logan.htm Logan County Tombstone Inscriptions]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/logan.htm Logan County Tombstone Inscriptions]  
 
*[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-logan-county-west-virginia Funeral Homes ]in Logan, West Virginia  
 
*[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-logan-county-west-virginia Funeral Homes ]in Logan, West Virginia  
*Political Graveyard - [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/LO.html Logan County, West Virginia]  
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*Political Graveyard - [http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/LO.html Logan County, West Virginia]
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==== Census<br> ====
==== Census<br> ====
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*{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;  
 
*{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;  
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Price]''' Price, Jay Berry and Harry Hollingsworth. ''The Price, Blakemore, Hamblen, Skipwith and Allied Lines, Descendants of English, French, Spanish and Italian Kings and Sureties of the Magna Charta, A.D. 534-1992''. Knoxville, Tenn., 1992. {{FHL|566963|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P931pjb}}.<br>
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*'''[Price]''' Price, Jay Berry and Harry Hollingsworth. ''The Price, Blakemore, Hamblen, Skipwith and Allied Lines, Descendants of English, French, Spanish and Italian Kings and Sureties of the Magna Charta, A.D. 534-1992''. Knoxville, Tenn., 1992. {{FHL|566963|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P931pjb}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Spratt]''' Buchanan, Paul C. "The Spratt Family of Southwest Virginia Prior to 1800," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):297-305. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)}}.
 
*'''[Spratt]''' Buchanan, Paul C. "The Spratt Family of Southwest Virginia Prior to 1800," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):297-305. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)}}.
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Virginia Map&nbsp;Including West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Virginia Map&nbsp;Including West Virginia]  
 
*[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,045,c,logan.cfm Map of Logan County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,045,c,logan.cfm Map of Logan County, West Virginia]  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''Confederate'''
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, E, H, I, K.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company H.
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company D.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref name="r95">[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref name="r95" />
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B and Company D (1st Battalion Virginia Mounted Rifles).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B, D, and E.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
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'''Union'''
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
 
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Revolutionary Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}.  
 
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Revolutionary Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}.  
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*&nbsp;Civil War [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Calvary]  
 
*&nbsp;Civil War [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Calvary]  
 
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1451 Logan Wildcats]  
 
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1451 Logan Wildcats]  
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1451 Logan Wildcats Civil War WV Encyclopedia]
 
 
*Rending of Virginia, Hall, Granville Davisson, self published 1902 The Birthing of West Virginia eyewitness accounts of Seccession and Wheeling Conventions, many pictures of ancestors.  
 
*Rending of Virginia, Hall, Granville Davisson, self published 1902 The Birthing of West Virginia eyewitness accounts of Seccession and Wheeling Conventions, many pictures of ancestors.  
 
*[http://www.lindapages.com/cwmedals.htm Civil War Medals of West Virginia.&nbsp; Where are they?]
 
*[http://www.lindapages.com/cwmedals.htm Civil War Medals of West Virginia.&nbsp; Where are they?]
 
==== Mine Wars  ====
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountain Battle of Blair Mountain ](Civil Uprising)
 
*[http://www.pawv.org/news/blairhist.htm Blair Mountain] [http://coalcountrytours.com/the_mine_wars.html West Virginia Mine Wars]&nbsp;
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Chafin Don Chafin Sheriff of Logan County], West Virginia
 
  
 
==== Korean War  ====
 
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==== World War&nbsp;II  ====
 
==== World War&nbsp;II  ====
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/westvirginia/logan1.htm Logan County, West Virginia WWII] Casualities Army and Air Force<br>
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[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/westvirginia/logan1.htm Logan County, West Virginia WWII] Casualities Army and Air Force<br>  
  
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/logan/taxlists.htm Early Logan County Tax List]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/logan/taxlists.htm Early Logan County Tax List]  
 
*County and City Court Records Land and Office Patents &amp; Grants Land Taxes, 1782-1900 Personal Property Taxes Vital Statistics, 1853-1862
 
*County and City Court Records Land and Office Patents &amp; Grants Land Taxes, 1782-1900 Personal Property Taxes Vital Statistics, 1853-1862
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1853-1860, 1868, 1872-1969 - free.
  
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/MarriagesLoganNEW.pdf Logan County West Virginia Marriages from Other Counties]''. 2007. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.  
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/MarriagesLoganNEW.pdf Logan County West Virginia Marriages from Other Counties]''. 2007. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/wv/logan/vitals.htm Logan County USGENWEB Archives - Vital Records]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/logan/vitals.htm Logan County USGENWEB Archives - Vital Records]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/westvirginia/logan.htm Logan County, West Virginia Marriage Archives]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/westvirginia/logan.htm Logan County, West Virginia Marriage Archives]
*Logan County Marriages 1992
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325295?availability=Family%20History%20Library Logan County, West Virginia, births, marriages, deaths, wills and bible records (1872-1900) : copied from Logan court house records]  1936.
*Brown, Donna L ''Logan County, West Virginia Marriages - 1892-1913'' 1993
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*Brown, Donna L ''Logan County, West Virginia Marriages - 1913-1923" 1995''
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*Brown, Donna L "Logan County, West Virginia Birth &amp; Deaths 1872-1892''1992''
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*Brown, Donna L "Logan County, West Virginia Birth &amp; Deaths 1889-1906" 1994
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*Fowler, Vicie F.&nbsp; ''Vital Statistics of Logan County West Virginia 1853-1860.&nbsp; Manuscript Collection''
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
'''[[Logan County Genealogical Society|Logan County Genealogical Society]]'''<br>P O Box 1959<br>Logan, West Virginia 25601  
 
'''[[Logan County Genealogical Society|Logan County Genealogical Society]]'''<br>P O Box 1959<br>Logan, West Virginia 25601  
 
[http://cabell.lib.wv.us/buffalo/ Buffalo Creek Memorial Library]
 
  
 
[http://logan.lib.wv.us/ Logan Area Public Library]<br>16 Wildcat Way<br>Logan, WV 25601<br>304-752-6652 <br>  
 
[http://logan.lib.wv.us/ Logan Area Public Library]<br>16 Wildcat Way<br>Logan, WV 25601<br>304-752-6652 <br>  
 
[http://www.southernwv.edu/ South West Virginia Community College] 2900 Dempsey Branch Road<br>Mt-Gay - Shamrock,<br>WV 25637 <br>Telephone 304-896-7378
 
  
 
Family History Books that were found at the South West Virginia Community College were taken to Logan High School in April May of 2004. Patron should call during inclement weather before traveling to confirm library hours. College Library has a wealth of information on Logan County History and Family History  
 
Family History Books that were found at the South West Virginia Community College were taken to Logan High School in April May of 2004. Patron should call during inclement weather before traveling to confirm library hours. College Library has a wealth of information on Logan County History and Family History  
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvsamenu.html West Virginia State Archives]  
 
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvsamenu.html West Virginia State Archives]  
 
[http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection/ West Virginia &amp; Regional History Collections and Special Collections (WVU)]
 
  
 
Family History Centers  
 
Family History Centers  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Logan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/logan-county/ Logan County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Logan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*Logan County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/logan/logan.htm USGENWEB]  
 
*Logan County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/logan/logan.htm USGENWEB]  
*[http://loganwv.us/ Logan West Virginia History and Nostalgia]
 
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/1450 Logan County West Virginia Encyclopedia]
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Logan_County,_West_Virginia Logan County, West Virginia Commons]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Logan-County-West-Virginia/129639597078531 Facebook Logan County, West Virginia]
 
 
*[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Logan/loghistory.html Logan County History]  
 
*[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Logan/loghistory.html Logan County History]  
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Logan/state.html National Register of Historical Places Logan County, WV]
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*[http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/logan/logan.htm Logan Field]. Map of the coal field that provided employment to many residents.  
*[http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/logan/logan.htm Logan Field]  
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*[http://loganwv.us/logan-wv-photo-gallery/ Logan WV&nbsp;Gallery Photos]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/groups/asploganman2009/ Flickr Photos Logan County, WV]
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*[http://www.geocities.com/heartland/ridge/4478/logan.htm Logan county People and Places]  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/heartland/ridge/4478/logan.htm Logan county People and Places]  
*[http://www.mccormicksfurniture.com/my_wv_mountain.html McCormick's Fine Furnishing]
 
*[http://www.reocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/6203/nostalgi.htm Logan County West Virginia Nostalgia]
 
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/picsforlogan/index.html Logan County Veteran's Page]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/picsforlogan/index.html Logan County Veteran's Page]  
 
*[http://loganwv.net/ Logan WV&nbsp;Genealogy]  
 
*[http://loganwv.net/ Logan WV&nbsp;Genealogy]  
*[http://www.members.tripod.com/~TerryLeeMullins/TerryLMullins.html Fuzzy's Home Page]
 
*[http://www.members.tripod.com/~TerryLeeMullins/TerryLMullins.html Home of WVOW, Logan]
 
*[http://loganwv.homestead.com/ A Little Slice of Logan County, WV]
 
*[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/54/54045.html 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Facts Logan County, WV]
 
 
*Logan County West Virginia [http://genealogytrails.com/wva/logan/ History and Genealogy]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1333642550667_838" />  
 
*Logan County West Virginia [http://genealogytrails.com/wva/logan/ History and Genealogy]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1333642550667_838" />  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Creek_Flood Buffalo Creek Flood]
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*'''[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]'''
*[http://bridgehunter.com/wv/logan/ Logan County, West Virginia Bridges]
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*Environmental Justice Case Study: [http://www.umich.edu/~snre492/Jones/buffalo.html Buffalo Creek Disaster&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntDd_P_ed1Y Buffalo Creek Disaster Coal dam leads to flood - You Tube]
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*[http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpage/x952193587/Looking-back-at-the-Buffalo-Creek-Disaster Looking Back at the Buffalo Creek Disaster] C&nbsp;V&nbsp;Moore
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*[http://earthjustice.org/blog/2012-february/tr-ash-talk-lessons-unlearned-from-buffalo-creek-disaster Lessons Unlearned from Buffalo Creek Disaster]
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*[http://www.logancountychamberofcommerce.com/ Logan County, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/index.htm West Virginia 1895 County Maps]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpocaho/mapphoto.htm#photoinfo Photograph - General Information - How to's - Styles]
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*[http://www.driveinmovie.com/WV.htm West Virginia Drive In Movie Theaters]
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*Logan County UTube Videos
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_SIbAnrjt8 Logan County Video - UTube]\
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCcK58jVWiE&feature=related Logan County U Tube Route 10 Man to Logan]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_scandals_in_Logan_County,_West_Virginia Political Scandals in Logan County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatfield%E2%80%93McCoy_feud Hatfield McCoy Feud Wikipedia]
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Hatfield McCoy Stories
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*[http://hatfieldmccoycountry.com/things-to-see/ Hatfield McCoy Country]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatfield%E2%80%93McCoy_feud Hatfield McCoy feud wiki]
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/viewer.aspx?GalleryId=43 The Hatfield Family] - West Virginia Division of Culture and History
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/crime/hatfieldmccoy01.html Hatfield-McCoy] Feud West Virginia Archives
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*[http://blueridgecountry.com/archive/hatfields-and-mccoys.html Hatfield-McCoy Feud ]- Roseanna: Juliet of the Mountains
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*[http://www.matewan.com/History/feuds.htm Hatfield McCoy Feud Matewan]
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'''[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]'''
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Mining in Logan County, West Virginia
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/minewars.html West Virginia Archives and History Mine Wars] [http://www.airphotona.com/image.asp?imageid=5338 Mountain Top Coal Mining, Logan County, West Virginia] [http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/logan/logan.htm Logan Coal Field] [http://www.wvhighlands.org/Pages/Maps_S_Coal.html Surface Mining] [http://www.wvminesafety.org/fatal97.htm Fatal Mining Accidents] [http://www.trailsrus.com/railcoalwv/logan.html Railroads, Coal in West Virginia&nbsp;] [http://appalshop.org/buffalo/media/Bethell-Pittston-Mentality.pdf Manslaughter on Buffalo Creek: The Pittston Mentality] [http://www.friendsofblairmountain.org/ The Friends of Blair Mountain] [http://loganwv.homestead.com/LoganSpeak.html Logan County Phraseology]
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Guide to Logan County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Logan County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 12, 1824
County Seat Logan
Courthouse
Logan County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Logan County Courthouse

300 Stratton Street
Logan, WV 25601
Phone: 304-792-8550
Fax 304-792-8600
Logan County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872, burial, probate, land and military records. Circuit Clerk, had divorce, court records and naturalization records[1] 

History

Parent County

1824--Logan County was created 12 January 1824 from Cabell (now West Virginia), Kanawha (now West Virginia), Giles and Tazewell Counties (Virginia).  County seat: Logan [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Blair, West Virginia :Chapmanville, West Virginia :Man, West Virginia :The Omar Project;
Logan County Towns

 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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The best place to get started tracing your Logan County ancestors is Logan County Recreated.  The compiler created a database of ALL the families that lived in the area between the 1850s and the 1870s.[3] His database is available through FamilySearch Community Trees.

Cemeteries

Census

  • For tips on accessing Logan County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census
  • Turner, David Anderson "1860 Census of Logan County, Virginia" annotated by Mr Turner. 1981.
  • Logan county, WV 1880 Federal Census Index
  • Turner, David Anderson "1880 Census of Logan County, West Virginia" annotated 1981. Annoted by Mr Turner

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Logan

Court

Family Histories

West Virginia Biographies Project - Logan County

General

The following compiled genealogies treat multiple Logan County families:

  • Anglin, Walter F. The Anglin Families of Colonial Virginia, In search of Descendants Approximately 300 pages
  • Ball, Nina, Ferrell,  Lenore Kinger. The Ball Family of Boone County, West Virginia. 1980. 1998 2nd printing. Boone County Educational Workshop page 336.
  • Cook, Bonnie Turner. The Family of John Cooke McClain Printing, Parsons, West Virginia. 2001
  • Browning, Stanley C. Tracking the Pioneers: A History of Browning Families of Southern West Virginia.Lulu Press, Inc., 2006. Morrisville, NC 27560, www.lulu.com
  • Burgess, James A. Burgess, Mullins, Browning, Brown and Allied Families. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1978. FHL Film 1035668 Item 10; digital version at Family History Archives - free.
  • Dickerson, Florence S. The James Stewart Family of Early Augusta County, Virginia 1740-1760. 1966 McClain Printing Company, McClain Printing, 319 pages.
  • Lane, Mrs Julian C. "Key and Allied Families" Statesboro, Georgia. The Press 1931
  • Maynard, Roland B. The Maynards of East Kentucky: From Pioneers to the Tenth Generation."  1 May 1978 Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland 506 pages.
  • Phillips, Shelby Phillips. David Branham and his Descendants. 1995.
  • Riggins Sharol. "Teage Riggen and his Riggen, Riggin Riggins, descendants.Gateway Press
  • Thomas, Joseph. Logan County West Virginia and Beyond. 2007. 777 pages.
  • Thompson, Fred C. Ferrell, Vance and Allied Families 1991. 500 pages.
    * *Turner, David Anderson. The Family of Floyd Cook.
Bibliography
  • [Price] Price, Jay Berry and Harry Hollingsworth. The Price, Blakemore, Hamblen, Skipwith and Allied Lines, Descendants of English, French, Spanish and Italian Kings and Sureties of the Magna Charta, A.D. 534-1992. Knoxville, Tenn., 1992. FHL Book 929.273 P931pjb.
  • [Spratt] Buchanan, Paul C. "The Spratt Family of Southwest Virginia Prior to 1800," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):297-305. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988).

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Logan County

History and Genealogy Logan County

  • Johnston, David E. History of the Middle New River Settlements & Contiguous Territory Standard Printing & Publishing, Huntington, WV 1906 General History, family sketches,military rosters, including areas of Giles and Tazewell County which are now in Logan County.
  • Booton, Orland H. Account of Mine Wars 1960
  • Brumfield, Darrell, Ellis, Smith, Flossie Hatfield. Stories About Gilbert, West Virginia and Surround Communities. 1993. Gateway Press, Baltimore, Md.
  • Brumfield, Darrell, Ellis, Smith, Flossie Hatfield. Stories About Gilbert, West Virginia and Surround Communities. 1995. Gateway Press, Baltimore, Md.
  • Davis, Dolores Riggs. Dehue History Book - Depicts the rise and decline between 1916-1994 of the mining town or Dehue 1916-1994. 152 pages.
  • Jackson, Margaret A History of Logan West Virginia" 1950
  • Pearlman, Agnes B.  "Virginia, Later West Virginia."  1976
  • Ragland, Henry Clay History of Logan County, Virginia 1896.
  • Smith, Nancy Sue. History of Logan and Mingo Counties, Beginning in 1617. Williamson West Virginia . 1966.
  • Spence, Robert Y. Land of the Guyandot: A History of Logan County, West Virginia. 1976
  • Swain, George T.:History of Logan County, Virginia rewritten by in 1927
  • Waller, Altine L. Feud: Hatfields McCoys & Social Change in Appalachia, 1860-1900University of North Carolina Press, 1988. War of Economics, Genealogical Tables for both families.
  • Wardell, Patrick.  "Virginia & West Virginians 1670-1870".  Heritage Books 1986
  • Thurmon, Walter R The Logan Coal Field of West Virgina; West Virginia University Library 1964.
  • Centennial Program: City of Logan, West Virginia 1852-1952. 1952

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Logan County on page 135.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Logan County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Logan County, West Virginia:

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Companies A, E, H, I, K.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company D.
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company A.[4]
- 5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate). Company A.[4]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company B and Company D (1st Battalion Virginia Mounted Rifles).[5]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B, D, and E.[6]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[7]

Records and histories are available, including:

Korean War

Korean War Casualties from West Virginia

World War II

Logan County, West Virginia WWII Casualities Army and Air Force

Naturalization Records

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

The Logan Banner

Williamson Daily News

Probate

Logan County, West Virginia Will Books 1873 - 1968 West Virginia Will Books Logan

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Logan County Genealogical Society
P O Box 1959
Logan, West Virginia 25601

Logan Area Public Library
16 Wildcat Way
Logan, WV 25601
304-752-6652

Family History Books that were found at the South West Virginia Community College were taken to Logan High School in April May of 2004. Patron should call during inclement weather before traveling to confirm library hours. College Library has a wealth of information on Logan County History and Family History

Logan High School, Logan, West Virginia 304-752-6606

West Virginia State Archives

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, West Virginia. Page 744 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The following sources were used to create this database: (1) The History of Logan County by Henry Clay Ragland, (2)1850 Logan County Virginia Census, (3) 1860 Logan County Virginia Census, (4) 1870 Logan County WV Tridelphia Township, (5) 1850 Wyoming County, Virginia Census, (6) 1853-1860 Logan County, Virginia Birth Marriage and Death Records, and (7) 1850 - 1860 - 1870 Logan County, Virginia Mortality Schedules.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  5. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  6. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  7. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.