Zeigler Christian Academy

The History of Zeigler Christian Academy

Zeigler (population 1,669) is located in southern Illinois in southwestern Franklin County.  Illinois State Routes 148 and 149 intersect in the city.  Two railroad lines, the Missouri Pacific and the Illinois Central Gulf, also intersect in town.  The Big Muddy River runs just to the south of Zeigler.  The town was incorporated by Illinois in 1914 making it one of the “newer” towns on this site.

The basis for the town’s establishment was the formation of underground mining in the area.  For location sake DuQuoin is located about 12 miles northwest of Zeigler and West Frankfort is located 6 miles to the east.  A great web site to learn more about Zeigler is found at http://www.zeigleril.com .

We were notified of the existence of Zeigler Christian Academy by our long time contributor to the Glory Days website, Adam Rosoho:  The Academy was sponsored by the Zeigler Apostolic Church.  It was established in the mid-1970s and closed at some point between 1988 and 1990.  Grades K – 12 were offered.  A grade school was re-opened from about 2003 through 2008 when it closed again.

Zeigler Christian Academy Quick Facts

Year opened:       Mid-1970s

Year closed:        Between 1988-90

Athletics not offered

Extra-Curricular Activities Offered

We are certain that Zeigler Christian Academy offered many activities for its students to participate in. School plays, clubs, dances, and many other activities were likely a part of the well-rounded experience. If you can provide some information or insight as to what school life was like at Christian Academy please write to us via the means offered below.

Need Your Assistance

If you have any further information regarding the many successes attained at Zeigler Christian Academy, please write to us via e-mail at ihsgdwebsite@comcast.net.   You can also write to us via real mail at:

Illinois HS Glory Days

6439 N. Neva Ave.

Chicago, Il.  60631

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