Blair Mountain Battle Site Is the site of the largest armed uprising in America since the Civil War. The murder of Sid Hatfield incited coal miners from all over West Virginia to take up arms. Sid Hatfield had become a hero of the miners when he stood up to the Baldwin Felts Mine Guards at the Matewan Massacre. In 1921, 10,000 armed miners began to march to Mingo County from what they saw as the oppressive control of the coal companies. This force was met by a heavily armed contingent supported by the coal companies on the Logan County line. This battle continued for several days until the U.S. Military was called in and eventually stopped the marching miners. This event was also the first time in history the U.S. Government marshaled bomber airplanes against its own citizens.
Buffalo Creek Disaster Monument (1972), Kistler, WV
Visit the site honoring victims of the Buffalo Creek Flood of Feb. 1972 in which claimed 125 lives and injured an additional 523. 3 coal waste dams collapsed and sent more than 132 million gallons of black waste on a deadly rampage down the valley. The flood demolished more than 500 homes and damaged 500 more.
Chief Logan State Park
Located in the heart of West Virginia's southern coalfield. The park and town share the name of the Chief of the Cayuga Tribe (also known as the Mingo tribe). The 3,300 acre park is one of the most visited in the state park system. It features a 25 site campground, wild life center, hiking trails, a swimming pool with water slide, tennis and miniature golf. www.chiefloganstatepark.com (304) 792-7125.
Conference Center & Lodge - includes a restaurant, 75 rooms, swimming pool, hot tub, fitness room and a gift shop. Seating capacity is 580, theatre style is 1000. (304) 855-6100.
Doughboy Monument and Memorial Midelburg Island, Logan, WV. A life-size historical replica statue of a World War I Soldier. He stands seven ft. tall and is made of bronze and sits atop a twelve foot base of gray granite.
The Doughboy is sometimes known as the Pete Minotti Memorial. Manotti, an Italian immigrant and local contractor, was determined to see that Logan had a memorial and worked for months with the the Logan American Legion and others to memorialize his heroes. The area was dedicated as War Memorial Park; includes large stone tablets honoring those from Logan County who made the supreme sacrifice.
Hatfield & McCoy Trails- Visit the Trails which offer over 500 miles of off-road trails. Located in the rich mountains of Appalachian in Southern West Virginia. Each of its six trail systems are open to ATV's, dirt bikes, select utility vehicles (UTV's), mountain bikes, horses and hikers. Many of the trail systems offer community connecting trails that allow visitors to access "ATV friendly towns" to experience the charm of southern West Virginia. P.O. Box 539, Lyburn, WV 25632. 800-592-2217 email@example.com://www.trailsheaven.com/
Hatfield Cemetery Est. 1921, on the National Register of Historic Places. See the life-size statue, carved in Italian marble, of 'Devil Anse' Hatfield overlooking the Hatfield Cemetery. He was the legendary leader of the Hatfield clan in the famous Hatfield-McCoy Feud whch began in 1865 and continued for more than 20 years. Located in Sarah Ann, WV.
Logan Country Club - The club offers fine dining, a challenging 9 hole double tee course, par 70. Located onRt. 10, Chapmanville, WV 25508 (304) 855-9018
Logan County Farmers Market - The Logan County Farmer Market is managed by Joy Vance. The Market is located on Corridor G, US 119. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Items available to purchase include locally grown produce, vegetables, flowers and plants, jelly, honey & sauces. (304) 792-7017. Chapmanville, WV 25508.
Morrison’s Drive-In established 1948. East End of Logan Blvd., Logan, WV (304) 752-9872.
Museum in the Park - Regional Cultural Center showcasing the best in WV history and the arts. Changing exhibits and displays. Free admission. (304) 792-7229.
Paradise Island See Christ Praying in the Rock, which is a natural formation in a mountain stone. Gift shop, picnic shelter, fishing, camping, playground, small zoo, wildlife & bird watching, paddleboat and bicycle rental pony rides, teepee and a historic trail. Gospel sings, an outdoor religious dramatization of the Passion Trail and Native American Powwow. Christian, WV.
Triadelphia Country Club - SR 10, Mallory, WV 25634 (304) 583-9030
Legend of Mamie on Mine Road 22. Mamie Thurman was a young woman living in the city of Logan in the 1930s. On June 22, 10932, her slain body was found and recovered on 22 Mine Road near Holden, WV. According to authorities at the time, her death resulted from a gunshot wound before her throat was cut from ear to ear. Found along side the body was one shoe and her purse containing $8-10. Two diamond rings and a wristwatch were still on her body, thus ruling out robbery as a motive. Local legend still thrives with Mamie's story. Some say she walks Holden 22 Mine Road. Tales of her ghostly appearances may cause one to wonder if she still cries out for justice. Since her death has never been solved, rumors have survived and some feel her ghost will continue to walk up and down the mountainside until someone finally tells the truth about her death. (304) 752-1324 or www.logancountychamberofcommerce.com/.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES:
Chafin House #94000217
AKA Women's Club of Logan Library 561 Main Street
The restored home that once belonged to the legendary sheriff of Logan County.
Hatfield Cemetery #80004030
South of Sarah Ann on US 119
Sarah Ann, WV
Click here for Register of Historic Places. Click here for Exact Address Matches Map for Logan County.
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