Franklin, TN Tornado, Apr 1873

Destructive Tornado.

NASHVILLE, April 1----A dispatch from Franklin, Tenn., states that a tornado visited that place this afternoon at 6:40, and lasted twenty minutes. Hardly a house in the place escaped damage, and in many cases entire roofs were blown off and wall thrown down. Among the principal sufferers are the new Methodist church, court-house, Hope & Campbell, Harper & Bailey, Haynes & Andrews, the Review and Journal offices, J. J. Bostock and Mrs. Mills, Crutch's Hotel, R. Raney, Franklin Manufacturing Company and railroad depot. Great consternation prevailed among the people, but fortunately only one person was hurt. Less considerable. The town is a complete wreck.

Georgia Weekly Telegraph, Macon, GA 8 Apr 1873