|Logan County's Heritage
Russellville Historic Tour Provided
by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to Russellville, KY, the county seat of Logan County. Known as “Rogues’ Harbour” and “Big Boiling Spring” to the early settlers, it has held the name of Russellville since 1798 in honor of Revolutionary War General William Russell. The majority of the early settlers came from Virginia and North Carolina. As one of Kentucky’s oldest counties, Logan’s long and colorful history includes four Kentucky governors, famous and infamous heroes, and a legacy of historic sites and events. It is where the Great Revival of 1800 began, where the Confederate Government of Kentucky was organized, where Andrew Jackson fought a duel, where the legendary Jesse James Gang robbed a bank and where the most southwestern of the Shaker Communities was established.
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