"We're trying to build the fort like the original one. Builder's from Tennessee are in charge of construction,” she said.
Jaggers said after Logan built a cabin on the land, he returned to Virginia in 1776 to get his wife and family. The first pioneer families who lived in seven cabins at the fort were Samuel Coburn, George Clark, Benjamin Logan, Ben Pettit, William Menniffee, William Whitley and James Mason.
Logan's Fort had three block houses while others had four, one on each corner. It was one of three early forts built in Lincoln County in 1775. The others were at Boonesborough and Harrodsburg.
For protection from the Indians, a tunnel about 3-feet by 4-feet was built under the fort to allow women to get water from a nearby creek. She said water from three branches — St. Asaph's Creek, Cave Springs and Buffalo Springs provided a plentiful water supply and continues to have an ample water supply even during dry seasons.
The fort also had a grist mill.“People liked to visit Logan's Fort because they could get good bread,” Jaggers said.
She showed photos of a small-scale replica of the fort that was built by Lincoln County students.
"Construction has slowed down on the project. It's so expensive and grant funds have dried up,” said Jaggers.
The block houses, which are two stories, cost $120,000 and cabins cost $60,000 each to construct. The entire project, which is on land owned by the city of Stanford, will cost more than anticipated when it was started about 15 years ago, she said.
Benjamin Logan donated land to build the city of Stanford and also for the first courthouse that was in the oldest part of what now is Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
Lincoln County has a lot of history, Jaggers said. It was the home of the first Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby. The town is located on Wilderness Road leading from Virginia westward, and St. Asaph's Creek runs behind the south side of Main Street.
Most pioneers who came through the Cumberland Gap or over the mountains from Virginia probably came through Lincoln County, she said.
The county has the most original records in the state. The first marriage bond and the marriage bond of pioneer Dr. Ephraim McDowell are located in the Lincoln County courthouse.
Jaggers also is the “watchdog” of the historic documents at the courthouse and president of the Lincoln County Historical Society.
She said a fundraiser is planned June 2 during Stanford Heritage Day with proceeds going to the fort project. The event will be held at the fort and downtown. Jaggers said entertainment will include long riflemen, Indians, Boy Scouts and others. Food will be available.