Alabama Tornado Database


1885 Tornado Occurrences (14)
Tornado # in Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
14 1885 11 6 2200 Lamar

Storm Information
F2 11.15 400 NA 0 4.22 SW Vernon - 6.9 NE Vernon
Homes, trees, and outbuildings were destroyed.
Approximate Location
Start: 33.73/-88.18
End: 33.80/-88.00
13 1885 11 6 2000 Sumter-Marengo F2 12.0 400 0 20 SE Sumter Co.-NW Marengo Co
5 homes were destroyed and many cattle were killed in the Brewersville Community.
12 1885 11 6 1530 Dallas

Storm Information
F4 30.0 800 13 400 3 SW Crumptonia - 1.95 E Tyler
At least 30 homes were destroyed leveling many tenant homes. Forest was flattened for a half mile.
Approximate Location
Start: 32.20/-87.34
End: 32.34/-86.85
11 1885 11 6 1100 Morgan NA 0 NA NA 0 Near Trinity
No other damage or path  information was available.
10 1885 5 6 1830 Madison

Storm Information
F2 15.0 0 0 0 2.1 SW Meridianville - 3.9 NE New Market
A church and at least a dozen other buildings were destroyed.
Approximate Location
Start: 34.83/-86.59
End: 34.95/-86.37
9 1885 5 6 1630 Autauga-Chilton-Bibb NA 0 NA NA 0 Exact Location Unknown
No damage or path information was available. The tornado may have moved northward from western Autauga toward far southeastern Bibb.
8 1885 4 30 1730 Dallas NA 0 NA NA 0 Exact Location Unknown
No damage or path  information was available.
7 1885 3 28 NA Marshall NA 0 NA NA 0 Exact Location Unknown
No damage or path information was available.
6 1885 2 20 1730 Coosa NA 0 NA NA NA Exact Location Unknown
The tornado moved northeast but no path or damage information was available.
5 1885 1 11 2300

Macon

Event Page

Storm Survey


Information Article Page 177 (Search Alabama Tornado then look at Page 177)

F3 10.6 0 1 5 4.5 SE Tuskegee - 5.6 NW Society Hill
Timber was leveled. Several houses in four settlements were destroyed. One man was killed. Most of the damage occurred in the Little Texas Community.
Approximate Location
Start: 32.40/-85.64
End: 32.50/-85.48
4 1885 1 11 2115

Coosa-Clay-Randolph

Event Page

Storm Survey


Information Article Page 177 (Search Alabama Tornado then look at Page 177)

Information Article 

Monthly Weather Review

 

F3

60.0 600 2 20 7.1 SW Talladega Springs-9.4 NNE Roanoke
16 farms were devastated in Coosa Co. One death occurred in Coosa and one in Clay Co.
Approximate Location
Start: 33.03/-86.50
End: 33.28/-85.32
3 1885 1 11 1900

Blount-Cullman-Marshall-Dekalb

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Storm Survey


Information Article Page 177 (Search Alabama Tornado then look at Page 177)

F2 35.0 500 3 20 2.8 SW Good Hope -Collinsville
One person was killed in Marshall Co and two in Dekalb Co. A child was killed and 13 were injured near Collinsville.
Approximate Location
Start: 34.08/-86.89
End: 34.26/-85.86
2 1885 1 11 1830

Greene-Hale-Bibb-Chilton

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Storm Survey


Information Article Page 177 (Search Alabama Tornado then look at Page 177)

F4 80.0 400 2 20 3.6 SW Boligee-3.3 NE Jemison
Several large farm homes were completely swept away. One death was in Greene Co and one in Bibb Co.  Multiple tornadoes were reported.
Approximate Location
Start: 32.72/-88.07
End: 32.99/-86.71
1 1885 1 11 1700

Lamar-Fayette-Walker

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Storm Survey


Information Article Page 177 (Search Alabama Tornado then look at Page 177)

F3 40.0 600 1 25 2 N Vernon-10 N Fayette-3 SE Eldridge
Over a dozen plantations were demolished in Fayette Co. Over 100 head of cattle were killed and miles of timber were leveled.
Approximate Location
Start: 33.77/-88.19
End: 33.92/-87.51


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