|Logan, Cache, Utah|
Cache County's location in the state of Utah
|Address|| City Hall|
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
|Named for: the Logan River (Utah)|
This page has been adopted by the Logan Public Library.
- 1 History
- 2 Neighboring Communities
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Cemetery Records
- 3.2 Census Records
- 3.3 City Records
- 3.4 Church History and Records
- 3.5 Directories
- 3.6 Histories
- 3.7 Land and Property
- 3.8 Maps
- 3.9 Military
- 3.10 Newspapers
- 3.11 Photographs
- 3.12 School Records
- 3.13 Societies, Museums and Libraries
- 3.14 Vital Records
- 4 Sources and Footnotes
Logan is the county seat of Cache County, Utah. Logan is also the central community in the Cache Valley which extends into south-eastern Idaho. The Native American population, made mostly of bands of Shoshone, have lived in the region since prehistory. The first Europeans in the area were well known early trappers such as Peter Skene Ogden and Jim Bridger who explored the Logan River and surrounding regions as early as 1825.
The first permanent European settlers were sent by Brigham Young, the great colonizer, and entered Cache Valley on July 20, 1855. These early settlers were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) which is the predominant religion to this day. Logan was first settled in April 1859 and named after the Logan River that flows through the city.
The establishment of the before mentioned church is responsible for two of the great architectural landmarks in Logan: the Logan LDS Temple and the Logan Tabernacle. Logan is also the home of Utah State University, a land-grant university founded in 1888. Old Main, another architectural landmark in Logan, is perhaps the best known structure on the campus.
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Logan City Cemetery
1000 North 1200 East
Logan, UT 84321
(435)750-9895 or email@example.com
Check these online resources to find people who have been interred in the Logan Cemetery.
- Burials in Logan City Cemetery, 1862-1958. Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958.
FHL US/CAN Film 178184 Logan Library
- Names In Stone
- Utah Gravestone Photo Project
- Utah State History - Cemeteries and Burials Search
Contacting a mortuary can give you invaluable information about the death and interment of an individual.
Also available are the following digitized census records:
- Table of available census images
- 1850 US Census of Utah Territory
- 1856 Utah Territorial Census
- 1860 US Census of Utah Territory
- 1880 US Census of Utah Territory-Cache County
Logan City Hall
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
- Logan City Council Minutes. Logan, UT: 1866-present.
Logan Library 1866-1988 on microfilm Logan Library 1988-2008 in print Logan City 2008-current digital
Church History and Records
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
LDS Logan Temple
- Olsen, Nolan Porter. The Logan Temple Collection, 1877-1979.
- Olsen, Nolan Porter. Logan temple : the first 100 years. Logan, UT: 1978.
WorldCat 4845499 FHL 979.212/L1 H2o Logan Library
- Smith, Darrin. How beautiful : a pictorial history of the Logan LDS temple. Logan, UT: Herald Journal, 2011. WorldCat 767730891 Logan Library
LDS Ward Records
- Logan LDS Church Ward and Branch Records
- Morrell, Ada England.One hundred years of history of the LDS Logan Second Ward, 1861 to 1961. Logan, UT: Gateway Press, 1961.
WorldCat 9870767 FHL 979.212/L1 K2m Logan Library
First Presbyterian Church of Logan
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
St. John's Episcopal Church
St. Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish
Trinity Methodist Church - Merged with the First Presbyterian Church in 1920.
Sloan, Robert W. Utah gazatteer and directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake cities, for 1884. Salt Lake City, UT: Herald Print and Pub. Co., 1884.
General Print Histories
Family Histories and Diaries
Pictorial Print Histories
Land and Property
The recording of land on a local level began in 1885. Records back to that year are available by contacting the Cache County Recorder. Records before 1885 should have been recorded in a US federal land office; however, there was no federal land office in Utah until 1869. Records from about 1869 to 1885 and possibly earlier are housed in the National Archives, the closest branch of which is in Denver, Colorado.
Sanborn Fire Insurance
The University of Utah has digitized all known Sanborn Maps for Logan. Hard copies are also available at the Logan Public Library.
The local history librarian at the Logan Library is happy to search for an obituary for you in most of the above newspaper titles. (Tip : Indexing of these papers is limited so give the librarian as much information as you can to make the search more fruitful.)
Brigham Young College
Logan City Schools
Utah State University
Societies, Museums and Libraries
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Utah State University Special Collections and Archives
Logan Public Library (Family History Library Affiliate)
Logan Utah FamilySearch Library
Cache County Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
Societies and Groups
While white permanent settlers began to enter Cache Valley in 1856, Logan was founded in 1859 and incorporated in 1866. Vital records from that time period until public records were kept may be found in alternative sources: newspapers, church records, family records, cemetery records, etc.
Logan Births and Deaths
Reliable birth and death records in Logan begin in 1898. In that year the Cache County Clerk began to keep a vital record register or ledger. This practice continued until 1905 when a state-wide registration of both births and deaths began.
Marriage was seen as a religious ordinance early in the history of Cache County. With the passage of the Edmund’s-Tucker Act, federal regulators outlawed polygamy, a common practice among pioneer members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). The act also mandated a territorial registration of marriages which began in 1887.
Earlier records of LDS marriages for persons living in Logan may exist in church temple registers. These registers are held in the Church History Library.
Sources and Footnotes