Logan County, Colorado
Logan County Courthouse in Sterling
Logan County is in northeastern Colorado with Nebraska to the north. Named for General John A. Logan, Logan County contains 1,839 square miles of land and 6 square miles of water. The county seat is Sterling.
The first settlers in Logan County came in via the Overland Trail (a branch of the Oregon Trail in use 1862-1868). Most had gone on to places like the Union Colony (now Greeley) but found the best agricultural land there already taken, so they backtracked a bit up the South Platte River...