Logan Ohio history

Deep in the picturesque woods of the Hocking Hills, you’ll find our beloved town of Logan, Ohio. Named after a Mingo Indian chief who once inhabited the area, this town has a rich and fascinating past that dates back to the 1800s. Known for its friendly locals, breathtaking natural beauty, and charming atmosphere, Logan is a destination that is a must for any traveler’s bucket list. Plus, it is the home to our Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Before you start planning your visit to our area, here is some Logan, Ohio history that we’re sure will help you appreciate our quaint slice of paradise even more.

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Logan, Ohio History: The Origins of Our Town

Established in 1816, the small town of Logan, Ohio in the Hocking Hills grew slowly since its location isolated it from many major cities. However, in 1825, approximately 250 people resided in the town. By 1840, the number of residents had doubled and the town contained four stores and two churches. Logan’s population continued to increase over the next four decades, and by 1880, 2,666 people resided in the community. The town then had three newspaper offices, six churches, two banks, and a railroad that passed through the bustling community.

The Hocking River provided sufficient water power for the purpose of operating grist and sawmills, and several industries blossomed due to the area’s rich mineral resources. In addition, the clay soils of the Hocking Valley helped Ohio to become a leader in clay products. The firebrick industry manufactured products like clay tile, building and paving bricks, and clay sewer pipes. Evidence of this industry can be seen in the many brick houses of the area, and clay is still an important staple in our region.

Visit the Logan, Ohio Historical Society

If you’re interested in experiencing even more Logan, Ohio history during your stay, you won’t want to leave the Historical Society off your itinerary! Formed in 1966, the Logan, Ohio Historical Society has grown into a five-building complex that offers visitors a look into what life was like in Hocking County many years ago. Displays include an 1898 Steam Auto, a Conestoga wagon brought from Pennsylvania in 1837, a black walnut piano shipped from New Orleans in 1880, as well as a large collection of furniture, pictures, books, and artifacts. The Hocking County Historical Society’s goal is to educate visitors on the heritage of our area, making this museum a wonderful family-friendly destination.

Experience Logan, Ohio and the Hocking Hills During Your Stay With Us

As local residents, our incredible staff at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls strives to preserve and capture Logan, Ohio history. During your stay with us, we’ll make sure every aspect of your getaway is well taken care of. That way, you can focus on relaxing and immersing in the beauty of our region. We offer a number of memorable accommodations including the 1840’s-style cabins, cozy Pacific yurts,  bed & breakfast rooms, and cozy cottages. We are also the home to one of the Hocking Hills’ best restaurants, Kindred Spirits, and a relaxing spa. It’s everything you need and more to return home feeling refreshed. Book your stay today at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! We look forward to welcoming you to the Hocking Hills soon.