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LOGAN'S STATION

Region Stanford, Kentucky - Bluegrass Region
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500 Water Street
Stanford, KY 40484

606-365-4547
606-365-4547
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In 1775, some of Kentucky's first European inhabitants arrived and began to plant and establish stations in the unsettled west.  One of these first stations, a fortified fort, was Logan's Station.  

In the spring of 1777, while sheltering seven families, including those of Benjamin Logan and William Whitley, six single men and a free African American, Logan's Station was attacked by Native Americans supported by British troops.  The Siege left two men dead but the fort survived.  This was the first attack in the area by Native Americans, during a year that soon became known as the year of the Bloody Sevens.  

Today the battlefield is preserved and a partial reconstruction of the fort exists adjacent to the site.  An ice house, built in the early 20th is currently being adapted for use as a visitors center.  The site and fort are open daily, and visitors can lead their own self-guided exploration.  

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