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Marker Details

The marker is located on the side of the building at 1101 Walnut Street, Murphysboro.
Dedication Date:
Dedication By:
Murphysboro Tourism Commission, General John A. Logan Museum, and The Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Description:
Dr. John Logan, born in Ireland in 1788, came to America with his family in 1793. He moved to Jackson County in 1822 where he married Elizabeth Jenkins. Dr. Logan served four terms in the Illinois Legislature and became a friend of Abraham Lincoln. In 1839, Lincoln suggested that Logan County be named in his honor. In 1843, Dr. Logan gave land for Murphysboro and soon built the Logan House hotel on this site. He died here in 1853. At his death his son, John A. Logan, was serving his first term in the Illinois General Assembly.

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