The Mayor's Corner
am privileged to serve as Mayor of the City of
Zeigler. We are fortunate to have citizens who have volunteered
to create and maintain this website.
origins began long before the age of the computer. In 1902 Joseph
Leiter of Chicago purchased the property which currently is Zeigler,
as well as the mineral rights to the same property. We are the
beginning of the coal industry in Franklin County which lead to our town reaching
a peak population of over 5,500 in 1928. Zeigler Coal Company
origins began with mine #1 and mine #2 which ceased production
in 1948 and 1951 respectfully.
gradually declined in influence but did not diminish significantly
until the admission of the Clean Air Act. Today there are no active
mines in Franklin County but our heritage continues.
Dennis Mitchell, Mayor
City of Zeigler