It’s Impossible Not To Love The Most Eccentric Town In Illinois
Situated in Richland County in Southern Illinois is the small city of Olney which has just over 8,700 residents. The city was founded in 1841 and is best known for one thing: albino squirrels. These white squirrels with red (and sometimes blue) eyes are so famous that people come from all over to try and catch a glimpse.
Have you visited Olney to see the white squirrels? Please let us know If you have and what your experience was like in the comments!
While you’re in Olney, stop by Hovey’s Diner for a delicious meal. And if you would like to visit another eccentric Illinois town, head to Casey, home to some of the world’s largest objects.
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Address: Olney, IL 62450, USA
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