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Logan County, Kansas

Logan County was named for Civil War General John A. Logan of Illinois. Containing the cities of Oakley (part), Russell Springs and Winona, the county was organized on September 17, 1887, by J. G. Perryman; Joseph Jones; J. W. Kerns; N. C. Phinney; and R. P. McKnight.

The discovery of the mineral nickel in 1888, and the beginning of the quarrying industry of lime and sandstone in the late 1880s contributed to the economy of the county.

For more information see the Logan County website. There is a county history society but its holdings are unknown.

Entry: Logan County, Kansas

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: February 2010

Date Modified: April 2020

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