Major General John A. Logan was born in 1826 in what is now Murphysboro, Illinois. In fact, the town began as a gift of 20 acres from his parents Dr. John and Elizabeth Logan in 1843.
Today, Murphysboro, the county seat of Jackson County, retains its small-town charm and boasts both a courthouse square and a busy downtown. It is the home of the original, nationally-celebrated 17th Street Bar and Grill, and is the western gateway to both the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and the Shawnee National Forest. It is just ten minutes from Carbondale, site of Woodlawn Cemetery, where one of our nation's earliest Memorial Day services was held, and home of Southern Illinois University.