West Point, GA Tornado, Mar 1920

Presbyterian Church, 1905, destroyed by tornado in 1920, photo from familyoldphotos.com West Point GA Tornado 3-28-1920.JPG West Point GA Tornado 3-28-1920 2.jpg 3rd Avenue, West Point, GA 1940s, photo from familyoldphotos.com

4 or 5 Persons Killed in Alabama [sic] Tornado

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 28. - Four or fiver persons were killed and the northwestern part of the town of West Point, Ga., destroyed by a tornado late today, according to meager information received here. All telephone and telegraph lines into the town are down.

The storm so far is reported as striking at widely separated parts of the country. It is not known yet if there is any connection between the Alabama tornado and the one reported in Illinois.

The Presbyterian Church, railway roundhouse and many other buildings at West Point were partially wrecked. The pontoon bridge thrown across the Chattahoochee River ager the December floods was destroyed.

The known dead include LEM ASKEY, ROLAND (illegible), ISOM STANLEY and BLAKE HENRY, and many were injured. The residential section was not greatly damaged, the storm having swept through the business centre.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia PA 29 Mar 1920