Coal Miners Memorial

The Coal Miner’s Memorial Park started as an idea among friends who wanted a way to honor all coal miners, past and present, who sacrificed personal safety in order to provide a living-wage for their families. On September 17, 2011, the park was dedicated as a tribute to the many local miners’ families who have been associated with the industry going back to the turn of the last century. coal_miners

The Coal Miners’ Memorial Park is located directly behind the Coal Miners' Memorial located on Main Street, at the Missouri Pacific Railroad track. The park’s outstanding feature is a “walk” made up of inlaid bricks inscribed with the names of past and present coal miners. This walk is in honor of West Frankfort's contribution to the industry. This is a wonderful way to remember the miners and their families

Bricks foplaquer the walk may be purchased at any time at the cost of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). If you would like to remember a loved one or purchase a brick for yourself, please contact the West Frankfort Chamber at (618) 932-2181 or e-mail: