Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit This Historic Mountain Town In West Virginia
There’s perhaps no better time than autumn to get out and explore the mountain state. And this fall, consider a trip to southern West Virginia’s Logan County, to explore the historic Appalachian Mountain town of Logan, West Virginia.
Welcome to the tiny mountain town of Logan, West Virginia, county seat of Logan County.
The town is perched on the edge of steep mountain slopes that descend to the banks of the Guyandotte River, giving visitors to Logan plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation amid panorama after panorama of beautiful West Virginia scenery.
In terms of outdoor recreation, try riding the portion of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System that runs through this area or hiking one of the many trails at nearby Chief Logan State Park.
This variety of river and mountain terrain makes the Logan area an ideal location for one of West Virginia's reintroduced elk herds, and fall is an excellent time to see these elk out grazing at the Logan Wildlife Management Area in preparation for winter. If you are lucky, you may even be treated to the sound of a bull elk bugling!
In addition to its natural beauty and the unique wildife opportunities it features, Logan is also an area filled with history. The town of Logan is named for Chief Logan, a famous Mingo Indian chief. Aracoma, the daughter of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk, was killed and buried nearby.
Logan's Chafin House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the home of infamous sherriff Don "Czar" Chafin from 1920-1933. Chafin extorted money from the local mine owners to keep the miners from unionizing and then led the defending forces at the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain.
History buffs will also not want to miss the Doughboy Monument and Memorial in Logan, dedicated to local soldiers who perished in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
As for the season, here's a snapshot of why fall is such a great time to visit this area. Yes, these mountains are beautiful any time of year. But that beauty is amplified ten-fold in the fall.
Chief Logan State Park offers both camping, lodge, and cabin accommodations if you're looking for a place to spend the night while you are exploring Logan County!
Have you ever taken the time to explore Logan, West Virginia? What was your favorite part of this cute little mountain town?
To learn more about all there is to see and do in Logan, visit the
West Virginia Tourism website. Can’t get enough of Mountain State history? Here’s another historic mountain town that makes a great fall getaway.
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