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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 site is hosted by the Logan Public Library.


Logan is the county seat of Cache County, Utah. Logan is also the central community in the 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 well known early trappers such as Peter Skene Ogden and Jim Bridger who explored the Logan River and surrounding regions as early as 1825.[2]

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

The establishment of the before mentioned church is responsible for two of the great architectural landmarks in Logan: the Logan LDS Temple and the Logan Tabernacle. Logan is also known as home to 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 college 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

Benson, Utah | Hyde Park, Utah | Hyrum, Utah | Lewiston, Utah | Mendon, Utah | Millville, Utah | Newton, Utah | Nibley, Utah | North Logan, Utah | Providence, Utah | Richmond, Utah | River Heights, Utah | Smithfield, Utah | Wellsville, Utah


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

City Records

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

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
Logan 1st Ward
89 South 200 West
Logan, UT 84321

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

  • Hult, Christine, ed. The Presbyterian experience in Cache Valley: one-hundred thirty years of faith and service 1878 - 2008. Logan, UT: 2009.
    WorldCat 618741931 Logan Library

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

St. John's Episcopal Church
85 East 100 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.

Other Churches

  • Simmonds, A.J. The Gentile comes to Cache Valley. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1976.

WorldCat 2388393 Logan Library


R.L. Polk & Co. Polk City Directory for Logan, Utah. 1904-current.
WorldCat 173713693 FHL 979.212 E4L Logan Library 1904-1964 on film Logan Library 1929-current in print

Sloan, Robert W. Utah gazatteer and directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake cities, for 1884. Salt Lake City, UT: Herald Print and Pub. Co., 1884.[1]


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.

Records of Interest


1875 Bird-Eye View

Cache County Township Plat Book

Cache County, Utah 1895

Cache County, Utah 1931



The local history librarian at the Logan Library is happy to search for 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.)

School Records

Brigham Young College
Logan High School
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 Regional Family History Center (Family History Library Branch)
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

Settlers began to enter Cache County in 1859. Vital records from that time until civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began may be found in alternative sources: newspapers, church records, family records, cemetery records, etc.

Birth and Death

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.

Marriage Records

Marriages were seen as a religious sacrament 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.

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