What to see in Russellville/Auburn/South Union - LOGAN COUNTY
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Logan County, formed in 1792, was Kentucky's 13th county and is the state's fifth largest.  Twenty-eight counties have been formed wholly or in part out of Logan.  In its infancy, our county was known for its lawlessness, being refuge to criminals of all kinds, until the Great Revival of 1800 took place in southern Logan County.  The "Great Awakening" as it was called, introduced religion into the wild west.

As you travel into Logan County from Todd County, you see a great deal of what gave the county its early economic foundation – agriculture.  Rolling hills full of wheat, beans, tobacco and livestock fill this end of the county.  As you drive along this great four-lane road, not only do you get to enjoy the rural scenery, you get the comfort of a safe, smooth ride.

When approaching the City of Russellville, you begin to see the business community spring to life.  Along this section of highway, you will find all kinds of small businesses, as well as some large industrial sites. 

Since Highway 68/80 runs right through the center of Russellville, travelers may enjoy the epitome of small town, southern charm.  Shortly before reaching the Park Square, you will see the 1904 Courthouse

Close to the Courthouse is the 1869 Jail, which is now the Logan County Archives operated by the Genealogical Society.  This building holds a wonderful collection of early court records dating back to 1792 in its old stone cell blocks and is visited by researchers from all over the United States. Other sites of great importance in downtown Russellville include the following:

Convention House of the Confederacy, site of the Confederate Convention, held on November 20th, 1861. Delegates from 64 Kentucky counties met to form a provisional government for the Confederate State of Kentucky. Town Square, featured in The Kentucky Explorer as one of Kentucky’s Most Beautiful downtown park, contains a number of historical markers and memorials and is the center of a 60+ square block National Register Historic District.

Located on the Town Square, the 1887 Harrison-Hite Building, today houses the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and Logan Economic Alliance for Development.

4th Street Theatre, currently under renovation as a cultural, multi-use facility.

1817 Saddle Factory Museum, (left) a four-story brick building that may be Kentucky's oldest industrial building.  Exhibits include early saddles and leather goods.  One focus of the Museum is the indentured servants who provided much of the skilled labor and who lived on-site.  The fourth-floor living quarters are available for touring and display preserved pre-1835 writings on the walls.

Historic Russellville, Inc. Visitor Center, Gallery and Archives provides changing exhibits of interest to locals and travelers alike.

Bibb House Museum, (left) located just off the Square, a Palladian style townhouse, former home to Revolutionary War Major Richard Bibb.

Russellville Independent School District's Rhea Stadium, with its impressive stone walls and entrance was built in 1938-39 as a WPA project. The Stadium is Russellville's most recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places.


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