One of the most important historical properties in Stanford is Logan’s Fort, which is just a short 5-minute drive from The Stanford Inn. This historical landmark is a partially reconstructed fort that is located on the site of the Siege of 1777, which took place during the Revolutionary War.
Col. Benjamin Logan and others established the fort in 1775. The area included cabins and stockade walls. Before Stanford was officially founded, Logan’s Fort served as a centralized location for residents to gather safely. The fort was built due to the rising threat from the British and Indian alliance coming from the South.
During the Siege of 1777, Col. Logan, William Whitley, and several locals were sheltering in the fort when they were attacked by Native Americans and British Troops. Two men were killed but the fort survived. It was just the first attack locally in 1777. The Siege was considered the 2nd most important battle for Kentucky in the Revolutionary War.
One of the rooms in The Stanford Inn includes a mural of Logan’s Fort. This mural shows a peaceful scene outside the fort prior to the Siege of 1777 and is based on a photograph taken from a recent reenactment. The mural was created by Brandon Long, a multi-disciplinary artist from Lancaster, who works as a muralist, graphic designer, and arts educator.
Logan’s Fort is open during daytime hours and visitors can do self-guided tours.
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