Liberty, TN Tornado, Mar 1889


Little Town of Liberty Almost Wiped Off the Map.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 23.---The little town of Liberty, in De Kalb county, is almost wiped off the map. A furious tornado swept over it last night wrenching trees from their roots and falling houses in all directions. The Christian church a handsome brick structure, was blown to pieces in the outset and people were panic stricken. Damage to property in the storm's path is enormous, but no fatalities are reported.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 24 Mar 1899