Illinois Place Name of the Day – Oct. 30, 2008

Sneak Out. Franklin. Former community. Supposedly named for the otherwise respectable citizens who would sneak out of their houses, get drunk, and sneak back home. According to Sneed (Ghost Towns of Southern Illinois, 30), Sneak Out had one jail in the 1870s as well as one sawmill, two stores, and six saloons. Now part of Parrish.


From Place Names of Illinois by Edward Callary

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