Historical Markers in
Logan County, Ohio

1882 Whipple Through Truss Bridge 1913 Flood A Castle as a Farmhouse Belle Center Jail Belle Center Spanish American War Memorial Belle Center War Memorial Bellefontaine Bellefontaine Bellefontaine Airport Pylon Bellefontaine High School Veterans Memorial Bellefontaine Vietnam Memorial Bellefontaine War Memorial Bellefontaine World War I Memorial Bickham Bridge - 1877 Blair Casey Park Blue Jacket Town Boats of Indian Lake Campbell Hill Cherokee China Flats Christopher Crary Clarence L Knowlton Library Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Council House Curry Blockhouse / Shawnee Village “Oldtown” Darby Creek DeGraff, Ohio Veterans Memorial Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) East Liberty School Ebenezer Zane Cabin First Portland Cement Concrete Street Flatwood Schoolhouse Free Servicemen's Canteen, 1942-1946 From Generation to Generation Gen. Simon Kenton Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site General Robert Patterson Kennedy Geneva College George Bartholomew George Washington Memorial Tree George Washington Rockwell Goshen Quaker Cemetery Greenville Treaty Line / Nancy Stewart Section Gunn's Tavern / Trading Post Harmon Field Helen Wonders Blue Memorial Park Hicksite Quaker Church Highland Gardens Veterans Monument Historic Logan County Home of John Garwood / Garwoods Mill Site Hull's Army Hull's Army in 1812 Hull's Trace Huntsville, Ohio Veterans Memorial In Memory of Isaac Zane Indian Lake State Park Indian Lake Veterans Memorial Industry on the Macacheek Interurban Transportation Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah Islands and Beaches Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial Kenton's Farm Lakeview Amvets Memorial #1 Lakeview Amvets Memorial #2 Lakeview War Memorial #3 LCPL Lewis E. Hughes II Let's Play Lewis R. Ratleff Park Logan County Veterans Memorial Mac-O-Chee Towns Mackachack Town Manary Blockhouse Manary House McColly Covered Bridge - 1876 McKee's Town Miami- Erie Canal / Lewistown Reservoir Michael Lane Partin Middleburg United Methodist Church Bellringers Moluntha Monroe Township School Myeerah Trail Myeerah Trail / Historic Logan County Native Americans Ohio Hi Point Career Center Ohio State Eagles Recreation Park Old Quincy School Old Town Shawnee Village Oldest Concrete Street in America Onion Ditch Bridge Orchard Island Post Office Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Fatima Statue Park Over a Century of Tours Phebe Haines Sharp Pickrell UGRR Station Pickrelltown Community Club Pickrelltown Monument Honor Roll Pigeon Town / Shawnee Village Site Powell Park, the Old Burial Ground Quaker Meeting Place / Site of First Church and School in Rushcreek Township Quincy Ohio Veterans Memorial Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial Remembrance 1951- 1969 Sandy Beach Amusement Park Sandy Beach and the Big Band Era Sandy Beach Bridge Sandy Beach Park Second Church/ First School Seneca Council House / Indian Reservation Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County Sherman M. Ricketts Site of Fort Wapatomica Solomon Town Squaw Rock St. Mary of the Woods Veterans Memorial Storing the Crops, Livestock and Machinery The Barn at Mac-A-Cheek Castle The Bellefontaine Examiner The Broad and Fertile Acres The Canby Building The First Concrete Street in America The First Permanent The Harley Long Building The Holland Theatre The Home of Blue Jacket The Honorable William Lawrence The Ludlow Road / The Ludlow Line The Mills Brothers The Original Burial Place of General Simon Kenton The Railroad in Logan County The Shirk’s Logan Tire Co. The Villages Underground Railroad Station Vance Blockhouse Village Marshall Murray Griffin Wapatomica Wapatomica War Savings Quota West Liberty / Glover Hall West Liberty Lion's Club Park West Liberty Veterans Memorial West Liberty World War I Memorial West Mansfield West Mansfield When the Music Died Who's in the Dog House? William H. West Zanesfield Zanesfield Veterans Memorial
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Located in the state of Ohio, Logan County has a rich and diverse history that spans back centuries. The area was initially inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Shawnee and Wyandot. The first European settlers arrived in the late 18th century, establishing small villages. Logan County was officially created in 1818 and named after Benjamin Logan, a pioneer and Revolutionary War officer.

During the early years, agriculture played a vital role in the county's economy. Farms flourished, and the canal system, particularly the Miami and Erie Canal, brought increased commerce and trade to the area. In the mid-19th century, the presence of railroads further facilitated transportation and led to the growth of Logan County's towns and industries. The county became known for its production of grain, livestock, and dairy products.

Logan County was not immune to the impacts of major historical events. The Civil War era saw many of its residents join the Union forces, and the county was actively involved in supporting the war effort. The development of manufacturing and industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries brought both prosperity and challenges. The county experienced economic fluctuations, but agriculture and manufacturing remained important pillars of its economy.

In more recent years, Logan County has embraced diversification and economic development. Efforts have been made to attract new industries, including automotive manufacturing and logistics. The county also values its natural resources, with several parks and recreational areas, such as Indian Lake State Park, attracting tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Today, Logan County continues to grow and evolve, driven by a combination of agricultural heritage, industrial development, and a commitment to preserving its history for future generations.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Logan County, Ohio.

  • 1818: Logan County is established and named after Benjamin Logan, a prominent early settler and Revolutionary War officer.
  • 1829: The Hi-Point Career Center, a vocational school, is founded in Bellefontaine.
  • 1840: The first railroad, the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, reaches Bellefontaine.
  • 1877: The Bellefontaine Industrial School (now the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center) is established.
  • 1895: West Liberty hosts the first automobile race in Ohio.
  • 1950: The Indian Lake Reservoir is completed, providing recreational opportunities for residents and tourists.
  • 1953: The Ohio Caverns, a popular tourist attraction, opens to the public.
  • 1963: The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center is established in Bellefontaine.
  • 2008: The Mad River Mountain ski resort celebrates its 50th anniversary.