Carmi - WHITE COUNTYThe Legend of Black Annie. Many years ago there was a tragic house fire on the north side of Carmi. Towns people and firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the flames. After several hours all that was left of Annie's home was a smoldering heap of ash and burnt timbers. An anguished dry went up as it was realized that none of Annie's children made it out of the house. They had all been burned alive in the inferno. ...See More— at Carmi, IL.