Logan County

Logan County

by Mark Griffin
     
 

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As one of Kentucky's oldest counties, Logan County has a colorful history. Residents found religion at the Red River Meeting House during the Second Great Awakening. However, the land once known as Rogue's Harbor has been wrought with lawlessness. Visitors to the county today can tour the bank in the county seat of Russellville where the infamous Jesse James

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Overview

As one of Kentucky's oldest counties, Logan County has a colorful history. Residents found religion at the Red River Meeting House during the Second Great Awakening. However, the land once known as Rogue's Harbor has been wrought with lawlessness. Visitors to the county today can tour the bank in the county seat of Russellville where the infamous Jesse James started his robbing spree in 1868. Tourists and residents alike are regaled with stories of a dueling Andrew Jackson and countless corrupt elections. Four men went on to become governors, while a fifth attempt fell short despite an infamous campaign. All of these things are documented in Images of America: Logan County along with the less controversial events in history: the everyday farmers who raised their cash crop of tobacco to contribute to a growing community and the establishment of the most southwestern of the Shaker communities at South Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439617557
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/08/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
45 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Mark Griffin has lived in Logan County for most of his life. Currently employed at the Logan County Public Library and as a freelance photographer, Griffin uses photographs from the library and his own collection to show the county's rich history. Proceeds from this book will go to the Logan County Public Library's Leaders in Training youth program.

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