Logan Township is the second largest political subdivision in Blair County and geographically surrounds the City of Altoona. Logan borders Allegheny Township, Antis Township, Frankstown Township, and Tyrone Township. It also borders Cambria County to the west. The township encompasses an area of 52 square miles and has a population of approximately 12,300. Much of the township’s developed areas are found close to the Altoona/Logan border; the rest of Logan Township is primarily forested.
The Township is home to the famous Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, where train enthusiasts gather to watch trains wind around its 700 meter-long curve. The two main watersheds passing through the township are the Beaverdam Branch and the Little Juniata River. Residents and visitors therefore enjoy the benefits of historical sites, rural landscapes, and urban centers all within a short drive.
Drinking Water Supplies in this Municipality
Six reservoirs are located in Logan Township. Three of them – Kittanning Point, William L Cochran Impounding Dam, and Lake Altoona are located near the Horseshoe Curve. These reservoirs are filled by Glenwhite Run, Kittanning Run, and Scotch Gap Run (after leaving Lake Altoona the stream is called Burgoon Run). Two other reservoirs – Mill Run and Little Alegheny are located along Mill Run, which is north of Scotch Gap Run. The sixth is Homer Gap, which is fed by Homer Gap Run at the northern end of the municipality. These reservoirs are operated by Altoona Water Authority, which provides clean drinking water to thousands of people in Blair County. Click here to learn more about Blair County Drinking Water and what your role is in preventing drinking water pollution.