Selma, AL area Tornado, Jan 1885

Selma, Ala., January 13.-- Specials report a cyclone last night passing through Hale, Perry and Bibb Counties, this state. The direction was from southwest to northeast. Damage done was to houses, fences and timber in its path, which was about a mile wide. In Bibb County, near, Centerville, it was reported a man, name unknown, was killed. Mrs. Mason had serious injuries. Several mills were wrecked. Near Randolph two mules were killed. Strong houses a mile away from the path shook so the inmates thought a Spanish earthquake had come this way. The damage to houses and property will reach thousands of dollars. Timber forest are greatly injured, nearly a thousand trees lying within one mile across the road near Randolph.

The Atchison Globe, Atchison, KS 13 Jan 1885