History from Kansas State Historical
Logan County was named
for Civil War General John A. Logan of
Illinois. Containing the cities of Oakley
Springs and Winona, the county was
organized on September 17, 1887, by J. G.
Perryman; Joseph Jones; J. W. Kerns; N. C.
Phinney; and R. P. McKnight.
The discovery of the
mineral nickel in 1888, and the beginning
of the quarrying industry of lime and
sandstone in the late
1880s contributed to the economy of