Logan County, Illinois, USA


Named for John Logan

John Logan was a pioneer physician who emigrated to the USA from Ireland. He was an Illinois State Representative during the the 1830s and 1840s. His son, John Alexander Logan, was a General during the Civil War.

Established in 1839

Prior to being organized as a county, the area was part of Sangamon, Tazewell, McLean and DeWitt Counties.

Part of Eighth Judicial Circuit

The Eighth Judicial Circuit was home territory to Abraham Lincoln, the lawyer. He was a frequent visitor in Logan County. The county seat of Logan County, Lincoln, was the first city to be named for A. Lincoln. This occured in 1853, before Lincoln became a well-known figure.

Community Histories

Historical information about many of the communities in Logan County can be found by choosing the community from the list.

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