Logan-Whitley Chapter

Stanford, Kentucky

 

Ruth Ann Herrington, Regent

Mary Grace Luscher, Vice Regent

Jane Berry, Second Vice Regent

Roseann Downey, Chaplain

Karen Hatter, Recording Secretary

Nancy Ball, Corresponding Secretary

Lynda Williams Closson, Treasurer

Mary Gibson, Registrar

Joanne Bright, Historian

Clara Boyle, Librarian

 

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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER

 

The chapter, organized in 1915, was named for Benjamin Logan and William Whitley, two outstanding pioneers and patriots from this section of Kentucky while still part of Virginia.

 

In 1775, Benjamin Logan established St. Asaph's or Logan's Fort, the second fort to be located in the Kentucky County of Virginia. In 1781, Logan donated land for the building of Kentucky's first courthouse, located at Stanford. This town, the second oldest in the state, was established in 1786. Logan fought many battles against the Indians during the early years of life while in this area.

 

William Whitley, from whom the chapter gets the latter part of its name, was an Indian conqueror and later, their friend. Whitley led 17 battles against the Indians before a peaceful co-existence. He established Whitley's Fort, and built the first brick house west of the Alleghenies on the Old Wilderness Road, between Stanford and Crab Orchard, Kentucky, during the years of 1783-1786. He also led the Forlorn Hope in the War of 1812.

 

 

 

 

Updated February 6, 2019

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