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The area that is now Logan County, and in fact, all of Oklahoma, was part
of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Between 1803 and 1830, the area changed
hands between the Osage, Choctaw and Quapaw tribes, with the panhandle area
under the control of Spain. From 1830 to 1855, the area of Oklahoma was known
as Indian Territory, belonging to the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Choctaw and
Chickasaw Nations. The panhandle area came under the control of the United
States in 1850, and was considered as No Man's Land.
Between 1855 and 1866, specific tribal boundaries were formed. From 1866 to
1889, numerous other tribes were relocated to Indian Territory, including
Cheyenne and Arapaho, Comanche, Kiowa and Apache to name a few. An area called
The Unassigned Lands was left in the north central part of the territory.
This area, including most of what is now Logan County, was opened for
settlement by the land run April 22, 1889. It is estimated there were over
50,000 people who participated in the run. Guthrie grew to some 10,000
The great land run of April 22, 1889 provided
great opportunities for settlers and speculators in land and thus was the
beginning of settlement of the area. The hardworking settlers were determined
to keep their 160 acres of free government land by building improvements,
starting businesses, breaking sod to plant crops of vegetables, melons, corn,
and kaffir. They were a hardy lot and faced tremendous difficulties in the
first few years.
Logan County was first designated as County No. 1 when Oklahoma
Territory was organized in 1890. It was later named Logan in honor of a great
statesman and soldier, John Alexander Logan.
|An extensive history of Logan County can be found in The Logan County History,
Volumes I and II, as compiled by Helen Freudenberger Holmes.|
West Harrison St., 1889, Guthrie, Logan County
Logan County Links
Sand bar patterns, Cimmaron River, Twin Lakes, Logan County
|Logan County Statistics
|Total|| 749 sq mi (1,940 km2)|
|Land||744 sq mi (1,928 km2)|
|Water||4 sq mi (12 km2) , 0.60%|
|Density||46/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Line at land office, 1889, Guthrie, Logan County
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Billie Walsh, County Coordinator
Linda Simpson, State Coordinator
Mel Owings, Assistant Coordinato
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Many thanks to Harriette Jensen who was the first webmistress
for Logan County who started in August of 1996.
Many thanks and warm appreciation to Tammie Chada for her
service as County Coordinator for Logan County.
Thank You to Nelda Brown and my cousin Sharon Crawford
for their stewardship of this site for many years.
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