June 14, 1974 F3 Tornado
On June 14, 1974, a tornado touched down in southern Rock Island County and continued through Mercer and Warren counties before ending in northern Knox County. This tornado took an erratic path as it traveled a total of 53 miles and caused 2 injuries. The most intense damage path, rated F3 in intensity, occurred in Knox County and extended from approximately 7 miles north to 10 miles south of Abingdon, IL. In Abingdon, the damage resulted in about 200 homes being damaged or destroyed. Total storm damages were estimated at more than $2 million.