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Logan, Cache, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Cache County
Cache County's location in the state of Utah
Founded 1859
Seat Cache County
Address City Hall
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
Website: www.loganutah.org/
Named for: the Logan River (Utah)[1]

This page has been adopted by the Logan Public Library.


Logan is the county seat of Cache County, Utah and the central community of Cache Valley which extends into south-eastern Idaho. The Native American population, made mostly of bands of Shoshone, have lived in the region since prehistory. The first Europeans in the area were early trappers such as Peter Skene Ogden and Jim Bridger who explored the Logan River and surrounding regions as early as 1825.[2]

The first permanent European settlers entered Cache Valley on July 20, 1855. These early settlers were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) and sent by Brigham Young. The LDS faith is the predominant religion to this day. Logan was first settled in April 1859 and named after the Logan River that flows through the city.[3]

City founders, rooted in the LDS faith, are responsible for two of the great architectural landmarks in Logan: the Logan LDS Temple and the Logan Tabernacle. Logan is also the home of Utah State University, a land-grant university founded in 1888. Old Main, another architectural landmark in Logan, is perhaps the best known structure on the university campus.

The city celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2009. In 2010 the population totaled over 48,000, according to the census of that year.
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Logan, Utah

Neighboring Communities

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Cemetery Records

Logan City Cemetery
1000 North 1200 East
Logan, UT 84321
(435)750-9895 or mark.johnson@loganutah.org

Cemetery Transcriptions

Check these online resources to find people who have been interred in the Logan Cemetery.


Contacting a mortuary can give you invaluable information about the death and interment of an individual.

Allen-Hall Mortuary
34 East Center
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 752-3245
Nelson Funeral Home
162 East 400 North
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 753-3049

Census Records


Utah Population Schedule Indexes 


Also available are the following digitized census records:

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Logan LDS Church Ward, Branch and Stake Records

  • Centennial, Logan First Ward, Logan Stake, April 14, 1861 - April 14, 1961. Logan, UT: 1961.
    Logan Library   
  • History of the Logan Central Stake and Its Wards. Hyrum, UT: Downs Printing, 1986.
    Logan Library   Worldcat  
  • Centennial, Logan First Ward, Logan Stake, April 14, 1861 - April 14, 1961. Logan, UT: 1961.
    Logan Library   
  • Centennial, Logan First Ward, Logan Stake, April 14, 1861 - April 14, 1961. Logan, UT: 1961.
    Logan Library   
  • Dedication program, Sunday, September 23, 1962, Lauralin Drive, Logan, Utah : Logan Eighth Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Logan, UT: 1962.
    Utah State University
  • Logan Fourth Ward, Logan Utah Cache Stake, re-dedication, April 29, 1979. Logan, UT: 1979.
    Utah State University
  • Cardon, John P. History of the Logan Fifth Ward, 1864-1930. Logan, UT: Unpublished Manuscript, 1955.
    Utah State University
  • Embrey, Jessie E. Little Berlin: Swiss Saints of the Logan 10th Ward. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Historical Society, 1988.
    Logan Library
  • Gardner, Eldon J. Centennial of the Logan Second Ward building, 1887-1987. Logan, UT: Watkins Printing, 1987.
    Family History Library  
  • Godfrey, Ken & Audrey. Logan East Stake History. Logan, UT: Watkins Printing, 2003.
    Logan Library   Worldcat
  • Mauchley, Wilma. Logan Eighth Ward, 1908-1967. Logan, UT: Everton Publishers, [1967].
    Logan Library
  • Maughan, Eldora J. Logan Second Ward History. Logan, UT: [2004].
    Logan Library
  • Mecham, Gwen H. Haws. History of the Logan 24th Ward, 1967-2003. Logan, UT: 2005.
    Utah State University
  • Morrell, Ada England. One hundred years of history of the LDS Logan Second Ward, 1861 to 1961. Logan, UT: Gateway Press, 1961.
    Logan Library
  • Nelson, Dale & Alice. History of the Logan 20th Ward, Logan East Stake. Logan, UT: 2002.
    Utah State University
  • Olsen, Nolin P. Logan Eighteenth Ward bicentennial history. Logan, UT: [1977].
    Utah State University
  • Ricks, Joel E. Logan Fifth Ward History. Logan, UT: 1950.
    Logan Library

LDS Temple and Tabernacle in Logan


First Presbyterian Church of Logan
178 West Center
Logan, UT 84321


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
581 North 700 East
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 752-1453


St. John's Episcopal Church

 850 East100 North
 Logan, UT 84321


St. Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish
725 South 250 East
Logan, UT 84321


Trinity Methodist Church - Merged with the First Presbyterian Church in 1920.


  • Simmonds, A.J. The Gentile Comes to the Valley. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1976.
    Logan Library   Worldcat

City Records

Logan City Hall
290 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 716-9002

Council Minutes

The City Council has kept minutes of its meetings since January 1866.

Council Resolutions

In legal terms, a resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body.

Council Ordinances / City Code

An ordinance is a piece of legislation, enacted by a municipal authority. The Logan City Council is the legislative arm of the city and has the authority to enact laws (ordinances) for the city. When codified, the ordinances become known as the city code.


Digital Directories

Print Directories


Web Histories

General Print Histories

Family Histories and Diaries

Pictorial Print Histories

Land and Property

Historical Overview

The recording of land on a local level began in 1885. Records back to that year are available by contacting the Cache County Recorder. Records before 1885 should have been recorded in a US federal land office; however, there was no federal land office in Utah until 1869. Records from about 1869 to 1885 and possibly earlier are housed in the National Archives, the closest branch of which is in Denver, Colorado.


Bird's-Eye View


Sanborn Fire Insurance

The University of Utah has digitized all known Sanborn Maps for Logan. Hard copies are also available at the Logan Public Library.







Digital Papers



The local history librarian at the Logan Library is happy to look up an obituary for you in most of the above newspaper titles. (Tip : Indexing of these papers is limited so give the librarian as much information as you can to make the search more fruitful.)

Railroad History

School Records

Brigham Young College

Logan City Schools

Utah State University

Societies, Museums and Libraries


Utah State Archives and Records Service
300 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 533-3535

Utah State University Special Collections and Archives
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
(435) 797-2663

Digital Libraries


Logan Public Library (Family History Library Affiliate)
255 North Main
Logan, UT 84321

Logan Utah FamilySearch Library
50 North Main (rear basement)
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 755-5594

Message Boards


Cache County Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
160 North Main
Logan, UT 84321

Societies and Groups

Vital Records

While white permanent settlers began to enter Cache Valley in 1856, Logan was founded in 1859 and incorporated in 1866. Vital records from that time period until public records were kept may be found in alternative sources: newspapers, church records, family records, cemetery records, etc.

General Utah

Utah Vital Records

Logan Births and Deaths

Reliable birth and death records in Logan begin in 1898. In that year the Cache County Clerk began to keep a vital record register or ledger. This practice continued until 1905 when a state-wide registration of both births and deaths began.

Logan Marriages

Marriage was seen as a religious ordinance early in the history of Cache County. With the passage of the Edmund’s-Tucker Act, federal regulators outlawed polygamy, a common practice among pioneer members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). The act also mandated a territorial registration of marriages which began in 1887.

Earlier records of LDS marriages for persons living in Logan may exist in church temple registers. These registers are held in the Church History Library.

Sources and Footnotes

  1. "Logan, Utah," Wikipedia.
  2. Ricks, Joel E., ed; "The History of a Valley : Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho" WorldCat 4795309FHL 979 H2hv
  3. Godfrey, Kenneth W.; "Logan, Utah : A One-Hundred Fifty Year History" WorldCat 682188735