Logan county, which was opened for settlement as part of the Land Run of April 22, 1889, is located in central Oklahoma just north of Oklahoma City with Guthrie serving as the county seat. It is estimated that over 50,000 people were invloved in the run and Guthrie grew to 10,000 almost overnight.
The major waterway in the county is the Cimarron River which flows from the southwest to the northeast and forms the northeast boundary with Payne County.
No fewer than six museums call Guthrie home including the National Lighter Museum, Four String Banjo Hall of Famem Museum and the Oklahoma Sports Museum displaying memorabilia of the likes of Mickey Mantle, among others.
Langston University is located in Langston in the northeast section of the county.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 30,437, an increase of 1,426 over the 1990 census.