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Sending Beautiful Flowers to West Frankfort IL
The city of West Frankfort is located in Franklin County, Illinois and it is well known for its rich coal history and is also part of the Metro Lakeland area, though some people might associate the name of the town with Frankfurt in Germany or the Frankfort in Kentucky. The name of the town was derived from a local settler from Tennessee called Francis ("Frank") Jordan; he had seven brothers that started the construction of a fort on a hill in present-day Franklin County. The fort was completed in 1811 and was named Frank's Fort to honor Jordan. A French trade also built a market long before the arrival of the Jordan brothers. He also contributed to the naming of the town Frankfort. The fort was constructed in response to the danger posed by attackers during the Tecumseh War, which led to the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The Governor of Illinois at the time of the war was Ninian Edwards. He actively encouraged the construction of different forts in the city and brought in the services of the Saline Militia to help in the construction process. These developments led to increased safety for the town's residents.
The town of Frankfort was Franklin County's initial county seat after the lower half of the county was given to Williamson County. After the construction of the railways, Chicago, Paducah, and Memphis joined. The construction of the railway led to an increased population in the area and brought about more businesses to the area. The new town with increased commercial activities and population was named West Frankfort because of its location in the western part of Frankfort.
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The Deering Coal Mine Company started in 1904. The town was the number one coal-producing company in the state of Illinois. This led to the increased population of the town as more people came to work in the town and other support businesses started to spring up. To provide goods and services for the town's workers, a minor league basketball team and four movie theaters opened in the town in the 1940s. West Frankfort was previously home to the Daily American Newspapers, which operated for almost 100 years, and it was replaced by the West Frankfort Gazette and later replaced by the Franklin County Gazette in 2020. Avas Flowers offers delivery of flowers to members of staff of the newspaper house at an affordable price. To place your orders for your beautiful bouquets, visit our website for more information.
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