Logan, Ohio is afforded the luxury of amazing outdoor adventure via the Hocking River, Lake Logan State Park and Hocking Hills. Lake Logan features some of the state’s best fishing in the Appalachian foothills of the Hocking Valley. Rockbridge State Nature Preserve contains 182 acres, including nearly three miles of trails, on the banks of the Hocking River. Robers Retreat, Mathias Grove, Rockstull Nature Preserve, East Park and Hocking Hills Adventure Trek are additional recreational destinations. Signature celebrations held annually include Hocking Hills Indian Run, Urban Air Astronomical Adventure, Diamond Music Festival, Holiday Treasure Hunt, Logan Fall Festival of Bands and Comfort Food Cruise.
Hocking Valley Community Hospital has served area medical needs since 1906 operating as a community non-profit hospital since 1949. Educational needs are met by a host of public and private K-12 schools including Logan-Hocking Middle School and Logan High School. Hocking College offers students a hands-on learning experience with a focus on environmental studies. Additionally, Ohio State University maintains a Hocking County Extension Office in Logan, OH. Amanda Manufacturing, Kilbarger, Smead Manufacturing and General Electric are productive local companies.
The seat of Hocking County was named to honor Chief Logan of the Mingo Indian tribe. Thomas Worthington, who was then Governor of Ohio, established the community in 1816. Logan was officially incorporated in 1839. Railroad and manufacturing were the major industries before the city transformed into a tourist destination in the 1900s. The Logan, Ohio Historical Society maintains much of the heritage of the area.
The weather in southeast Ohio includes four seasons of weather within a humid continental zone. There are significant seasonal temperature differences with warm to hot summers and cold winters typical. Annual averages include 40 inches of rain, 15 inches of snow and over 170 days of sunshine.