Logan County, Kansas

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Logan County
Butterfield Trail Museum, formerly the Logan County courthouse, in Russell Springs, Kansas.
Map of Kansas highlighting Logan County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°54′N 101°06′W / 38.9°N 101.1°W / 38.9; -101.1
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 24, 1887
Named forJohn A. Logan
SeatOakley
Largest cityOakley
Area
 • Total1,073 sq mi (2,780 km2)
 • Land1,073 sq mi (2,780 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.01%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,831
 • Density2.6/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitediscoveroakley.com
Agriculture, as represented by this stockyard on the edge of Oakley, is important in Logan County

Logan County (standard abbreviation: LG) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,756 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Oakley. Oakley is also the biggest city in Logan County.[2] The county was named after Gen. John A. Logan.[3]

One of the county's most unique features is a mile long stretch of Niobrara Formation rocks. The rocks reach 100 feet high. They are called "Little Jerusalem." It is related to the same geology that formed the Badlands National Park. The formation is mostly on private land. In 2016, the Nature Conservancy bought the land, and they say they will open the area to the public.[4]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1887, Logan County was created.

Logan County was first created in 1871 as St. John County. St. John was created from the area to the east of range 38 in what was then part of Wallace County. The Kansas State Legislature changed the name from St. John to Logan in 1885.[5]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,073 square miles (2,780 km2). Of that, 1,073 square miles (2,780 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.01%) is water.[6]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18903,384
19001,962−42.0%
19104,240116.1%
19203,223−24.0%
19304,14528.6%
19403,688−11.0%
19504,20614.0%
19604,036−4.0%
19703,814−5.5%
19803,478−8.8%
19903,081−11.4%
20003,046−1.1%
20102,756−9.5%
Est. 20162,831[7]2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.4% 1,132 11.0% 149 5.6% 76
2012 83.4% 1,126 14.6% 197 2.0% 27
2008 82.4% 1,187 15.6% 225 1.9% 28
2004 82.4% 1,255 16.3% 248 1.3% 20
2000 77.9% 1,088 16.5% 231 5.6% 78
1996 73.5% 1,155 18.8% 296 7.7% 121
1992 53.0% 905 20.8% 355 26.3% 449
1988 64.4% 988 32.8% 503 2.9% 44
1984 77.0% 1,235 20.7% 331 2.3% 37
1980 72.9% 1,261 20.7% 358 6.4% 111
1976 56.4% 957 40.9% 694 2.7% 46
1972 70.0% 1,164 25.7% 428 4.3% 71
1968 63.8% 1,120 23.4% 411 12.8% 225
1964 49.8% 967 49.3% 957 0.9% 17
1960 65.2% 1,243 34.2% 651 0.6% 12
1956 72.6% 1,328 27.0% 493 0.4% 8
1952 80.0% 1,544 19.1% 369 0.9% 18
1948 63.7% 1,105 33.4% 579 2.9% 50
1944 72.9% 1,107 26.8% 406 0.3% 5
1940 66.8% 1,201 32.5% 584 0.7% 12
1936 51.2% 955 48.6% 908 0.2% 4
1932 44.3% 867 52.3% 1,025 3.4% 67
1928 71.6% 1,066 27.2% 405 1.1% 17
1924 63.9% 942 19.4% 286 16.8% 247
1920 68.5% 781 27.4% 312 4.1% 47
1916 42.1% 592 50.4% 709 7.6% 107
1912 20.2% 166 31.6% 259 48.2% 396[a]
1908 59.3% 524 34.9% 308 5.8% 51
1904 71.8% 408 20.6% 117 7.6% 43
1900 60.5% 319 33.4% 176 6.1% 32
1896 60.4% 274 38.6% 175 1.1% 5
1892 58.1% 457 41.9% 329
1888 65.8% 609 30.6% 283 3.6% 33

Logan County is very Republican. Only two Democrats have ever won the county in a Presidential election: Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Logan County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 180.
  4. http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article107863027.html
  5. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Chicago: Standard Publishing Company. pp. 180–181.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  9. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  11. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  12. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 315 votes (38.37 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 81 votes (9.87 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°54′N 101°08′W / 38.900°N 101.133°W / 38.900; -101.133