West Frankfort is a special place. A small rural town in Southern Illinois, which has inherited a life, rich with traditions. Lives built around the coal mining industry. These lives have formed our town into a “melting pot” of nationalities and opportunities.
Within an hour’s drive of the Southern Illinois Wine Trail and the Shawnee National Forest, we are nestled in a valley of colorful scenery and getaway locations.
Located on the intersection of I-57 and State Highway 149, we are a brief drive from three major cities. We have a lot to offer including the museum, shopping, and opportunities of your choice, while allowing a home life and neighborhood where you can return and enjoy the “Simple Life.”
Within a few minutes drive of Rend Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the area. Beaches, camping, fishing, are just a few of the wonderful things one can find to do there.
We are very proud of our community and know that you would be, too.
DCEO West Frankfort Demographics Profile
LOIS West Frankfort Community Profile (the username is west)