Logan county, named for John Logan, an Irish physician and father of Gen. Gen. John A. Logan
, was formed in 1839 from parts of De Witt County
, McLean County
, Sangamon County
and Tazewell County
The county is located in central Illinois about 35 miles north of Springfield, the state capital. The county seat is Lincoln which bears the distinction of being the first city named after the famed President. This occured in 1853--before he was nationally known. Interestingly, Abraham Lincoln christened the town with watermelon juice.
Old Route 66 still runs through Lincoln on its way to Santa Monica, CA.
Lincoln College and Lincoln Christian College and Seminary call the area home.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 31,733, an increase of 935 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Virginia) Cass County
(Clinton) De Witt County
(Lewistown) Fulton County
(Lincoln) Logan County
(Decatur) Macon County
(Havana) Mason County
11/16 Coming to The Lincoln area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Quad City Pride Fest Davenport IA June1-2 The festival is a street fair, a shopping mecca, a non-stop cavalcade of regional entertainment, a carnival, an interactive arts & sports jubilee, a smorgasbord of summer treats, and an open air picnic with a few thousand close friends, all capped off with a night of fireworks and a “new-fashioned” revival!