Illinois Place Name of the Day – Oct. 6, 2008

Bug Tussle. Franklin. According to a local story, the community was named when a revival meeting attracted more june bugs than attendees, and the congregation spent most of the evening “tussling with the bugs.” Bug Tussell Church (also known as Union Hill Church) is one mile southeast of Christopher (Jurich, This Is Franklin County, 19).

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From Place Names of Illinois by Edward Callary