Washington Court House, OH Tornado, Jul 1915


Washington Court House is Hard Hit by Cyclone Wind

COLUMBUS, O., July 8.-- Central Ohio was swept by torrential rains and high winds last night and early today. Great damage was done to property but so far as known no loss of life occurred in this section.

Washington Court House was hardest hit by the storm. The streets there were a mass of wreckage. More than a score of buildings were badly damaged. A hotel, a large ice plant and a chair factory were among those blown down.

The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN 9 Jul 1915



Swept by Tornado-- Buildings Unroofed---- Electric Lights Out--- Crops Damaged


Washington C.H., O., July 8.--- A tornado swept this city at 10:45 last night. No lives were lost, but the streets this morning were strewn with debris. Among the larger buildings entirely or partly unroofed were the chair factory, the Cherry hotel, the dale and Williams blocks and the ice factory. Several residences were blown down in the East End, hundreds of shade and fruit trees were destroyed and much damage of a minor nature was done everywhere. The tornado insurance companies were hard hit.

It was on the farms east and west of the city that the greatest financial loss was sustained. Thousands of acres of corn, oats and wheat look this morning as if they had been run over by a steam roller. A large number of barns, silos and other Buildings were blown down or unroofed and miles of fencing and hundreds of big forest trees are lying flat this morning.

In this city, all electric lighting and telephone and telegraph wires were put out of commission and all late trains were held up until this morning.

The Newark Advocate, Newark, OH 8 Jul 1915