In 2005 and 2007, Morgan Quitno declared the Logan metropolitan area the safest in the United States. Logan is the location of the main campus of Utah State University. The Logan Temple stands today as a monument to Utah’s early pioneers. It represents sacrifice, commitment, and a diligent work ethic.
LDS Members make up 82.26% of the population of Logan. The state of Utah has 1,936,074 members in 558 stakes, 1 district, 4,481 wards, 334 branches, and 6 missions. There are now 17 temples operating or under construction in Utah.
The town of Logan was founded in 1859 by Mormon settlers sent by Brigham Young to survey for the site of a fort near the banks of the Logan River. They named their new community Logan for Ephraim Logan, an early fur trapper in the area. Logan was incorporated on 17 January 1866. Work for a Latter-day Saint tabernacle and a temple began shortly thereafter, with the Logan Utah Temple being dedicated in 1884, and the Logan Tabernacle in 1891. Brigham Young College was founded here in 1878 (but later closed) and Utah State University – then called the Agricultural College of Utah – was founded in 1888.