Getting to Know the Logan Community
Located in Cullman County, Logan is an unincorporated community that offers its residents a way of life far removed from the stresses that come with city living. Logan is characterized by its laidback country charm – here the conveniences of modern living area stone’s throw away from the beauty of nature. Construction and agriculture are the most common industries that employ residents here.
Neighboring communities include West Point, Good Hope and the city of Cullman, with the nearest major cities being Decatur (29.3 miles away) and Birmingham (44.6 miles away).
Harmony School found on a Country Road is Logan’s very own public middle school campus, managed by the Cullman County Schools district, serving more than 300 pupils in the area. The nearest community colleges from Logan are George C. Wallace State Community College (12 miles away), Bevill State Community College (29 miles away) and John C. Calhoun State Community College (35 miles away).
What’s in the Area
Steele Orchard –
This gorgeous apple, peach and plum tree orchard also serves as a gift shop and bakery specializing in Southern fried fruit pies freshly picked from their crop. They also create sumptuous jams, deep dish pies, cider and ice cream in a variety of interesting flavors. They also offer educational tours that tell the story of Johnny Appleseed, the science of bee pollination, the process of how apples are harvested and graded before they are sold to the market, as well as a taste-testing session where kids and adults alike can learn more about the different varieties of apples.
Shady Grove Methodist Church and Cemetery –
Built in 1882, this church built in the Gothic Revival style serves as a place of historic significance for Alabama. The site was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 and is considered as one of Alabama’s most treasured landmarks.
Clarkson Covered Bridge –
One of Cullman’s most well known attractions and historically rich sites, Clarkson Covered Bridge, originally built in 1904, and was once used regularly by farmers and travelers to cross Crooked Creek, the weatherworn bridge is now closed to traffic, the centerpiece of a park built in period fashion to showcase the bridge and its historical significance. The bridge was torn in two, in 1921 by a huge storm. One piece was left intact, the other swept down stream and soon salvaged. One year later, the project to repair the bridge with the salvaged material was completed.
On June 25, 1974, Clarkson Covered Bridge was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Shortly thereafter, in 1975, the Cullman County Commission restored the site with the help of concerned citizens as part of the American Bicentennial Project, embellishing the grounds with hiking trails, a picnic area, and two period structures built to accent the historical nature of the bridge: a Dogtrot log cabin and a working grist mill. Located just off U.S. Highway 278 in Bethel, Clarkson Bridge is the site of numerous weddings, car shows and various other activities