Logan, West Virginia
Nestled within beautiful, heavily wooded hills, Logan is a community of friendly, hard-working people with a love for the outdoors, theater, hunting, fishing, camping, white water rafting, kayaking, tennis, hiking, skiing and four-wheeling opportunities abound. Known for coal mining and the Hatfield McCoy Trails for ATV’s, side-by-sides and jeeps, Logan is overflowing with small-town charm but with the capital city of Charleston just a short drive away.
Population: 1,779 in the city of Logan
Service Area: 62,000
Located in the heart of Logan, Logan Regional Medical Center is a 140-bed, and acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Logan County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, we are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: emergency department; radiation oncology; outpatient imaging services, including 64-slice CT scanner, 1.5T MRI, PET/CT, digital mammography; outpatient labs; women’s services; physical, occupational, and speech therapies; cardiac catheterization, stereotactic breast biopsy; and interventional radiology.
Logan Regional Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned Chest Pain Accreditation from the Cardiovascular Society for Patient Care, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology.
Established in 1824, Logan County was named in honor of the famous Mingo Indian Chief. The Logan Courthouse village was first established as Lawnsville in 1827. The town was first incorporated in 1852 as Aracoma. Its first mayor was Thomas Dunn English who wrote “Ben Bolt”. On June 20, 1863 West Virginia seceded from the Confederate State of Virginia and joined the Union. The Aracoma name was changed to Logan in 1907. Harry S. Gay, Jr. opened the first coal mine in the county in 1904.
The city of Logan is approximately 56 miles from Charleston, the state capital. A top adventure destinations, the area offers world class whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Visitors and residents enjoy the benefits of a smaller city -- low crime, less congestion, and a friendly and relaxing environment. The community is also home to numerous other recreational activities, including an outdoor theatre that produces two to three plays per year and features the Shawnee History Trail and Civil War reenactments; a regional history museum; the Clay Center, which features performing and visual arts programs and is the home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra; the West Virginia Power, a minor league baseball team; and the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort.
Perhaps what the area is best known for is the most famous feud in American History - the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. It occurred in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. Dozens of books and movies have been made about this world famous conflict. Visitors can tour the historic sites, embark on an audio driving tour or watch a locally produced film about the legendary family feud.
Logan is a rural community, nestled in the coalfields of West Virginia and known for its extreme mountain beauty, outdoor recreation and hospitality. Local youth enjoy have access to comprehensive athletic leagues, while adults can take advantage of Logan County Club; numerous recreational waterways; activities such as tennis, swimming and snow skiing; and various other entertainment venues. A particular highlight for visitors is the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, which has significantly increased tourism to the area and led to the establishment of more expansive lodging and dining options.