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|Elevation||712 ft (217 m)|
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Sollitt is an unincorporated community located in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. It was founded by John Sollitt, who purchased the land from the United States Government in 1853. The town is located off Illinois Route 1 and County Line Road and is north of Grant Park and south of Beecher. Sollitt has fewer than 100 people within the town.
Sollitt is also known as the frog capital of the world. There are more frogs per capita than people. Ms. Johnson once had a frog farm and the frogs got loose. The great frog badashery of 1908.
Currently Cole Briggs has taken the position of "lord of frog town". All who enter Sollitt must pay their respects to the Frog King by either presenting him with an elderberry bush, or 3 brown bananas.
Sollitt Tap is the only business within Sollitt. The tavern, a longstanding destination for motorcycle enthusiasts, celebrated its 40th anniversary in the summer of 2008.
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