About Logan County
Located in the rolling hills of southern Kentucky, Logan County offers a unique blend of history and progressive achievement, of rural charm and industrial technology, all in one of Kentucky's oldest and most historic counties.
The home of four Kentucky governors, Logan County has a long and colorful history. The city of Russellville features an historic downtown area that is home to several antique shops. Downtown Russellville also has an Historic Walking Tour, and much of the center of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many buildings constructed in the early to late 1800s have been preserved and are currently used by local businesses. The Shaker Museum in nearby South Union, one of only seven such communities in the U.S. that is open to the public, and allows insight into the Shaker way of life.
Recreational opportunities abound in Logan County. Enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs and spanning 788 acres, beautiful Lake Malone provides plenty of opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. The park includes a campground, marina and beach area. Running through this secluded wilderness is Laurel Trail, providing picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as Native American shelters, as well as mountain laurel, holly, dogwood, wildflowers and a rich tapestry of native flora. The nearby Red River is a favorite for canoeing. The 41-acre Glade State Nature Preserve offers views of rare plants, including the Carolina larkspur and glade violet.
Russellville has a popular city park system. Memorial Park has a basketball court, two hard-surface volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a croquet court, four tennis courts, a Little League baseball field, a nature trail, batting cages, three playground areas, a large picnic shelter with grills, three small picnic shelters with grills, and 20 picnic tables with grills. Hampton Part has a softball field, two basketball courts, and a large picnic shelter. The Carpenter Center is a fitness and aquatics facility for families and individuals. The center houses two indoor swimming pools, two racquetball courts, and aerobic center, fitness center, indoor walking track and cardiovascular center.
Distance to Larger Cities:
- Bowling Green, KY - 25 miles
- Nashville, TN - 53 miles
- Louisville, KY - 146 miles
- Lexington, KY - 186 miles
- Memphis, TN - 265 miles