Dr. John Logan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 37° 45.853 W 089° 20.126
16S E 294286 N 4182223
Quick Description: A marker commemorating the life of Dr. John Logan.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2014 2:17:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMM205
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:
Dr. John Logan, born in Ireland in 1788, came to America with his family in 1793. He moved to Jackson County in 1822 where he married Elizabeth Jenkins. Dr. Logan served four terms in the Illinois Legislature and became a friend of Abraham Lincoln. In 1839, Lincoln suggested that Logan county be named in his honor. In 1843, Dr. Logan gave land for Murphysboro and soon built the Logan House Hotel on this site. He died here in 1853. At his death his son, John A. Logan, was serving his first term in the Illinois General Assembly.
County: Jackson

Historical Society: Murphysboro Tourism Commission, General John A. Logan Museum, and the Illinois State Historical Society.

Dedication Date: May 24, 2014

Location: East wall of Bank of Carbondale, Murphysboro, IL

Website: Not listed

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