Tornadoes of January 17, 1870

January 17, 1870
Counties:  Barren
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Deaths:  8
Injuries:  30
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Time:  6:00am
Narrative:  A tornado moved northeast from near Park City to Cave City.  Fifty homes were damaged or destroyed, mostly in and near Cave City.  Some of the dead were found 300 yards from where they were sleeping.  The Masonic Hall and two churches were destroyed.  The track may very well have continued on past Barren County.


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