|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