Albany, IL Tornado, June 1860 - In Ruins


The hurricane also destroyed the town of Albany, Ill., and extended its ravages into Illinois some six or seven miles. Only two houses were left standing in Albany, and they were badly shattered.

Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, IA 5 Jun 1860


Albany, Ill.

The destruction at Albany is not so great as at first slated. A large number of houses were destroyed or injured, but not many valuable buildings. Loss probably not $60,000. There were five persons killed -- Edward Effcer, D. Buck, L. Sweete, a boy named Riley, C. Alexander. A number were fatally wounded, among them several ladies.

Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, IA 6 Jun 1860