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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

West Frankfort

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 8526
2000 8196 8077 11
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A local genealogist said there was a sign in West Frankfort during the early 1970s.

On 8/20/1923, 8500 members of the Ku Klux Klan met two miles east of W. Frankfort and inducted 400 new members. (Winifred M. Henson, History of Franklin County, IL (Colorado State College of Education, MA Thesis, 1942), 151.)