Madison County History and Genealogy

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History of Madison County

Range Township Remarkable Storms

From History of Madison County, W. H. Beers & Co, Chicago, 1883

In June, 1860, a severe wind and rain storm passed just south of Midway, from west to east, destroying considerable timber and fences, but doing little damage to buildings. In July of the same year, another severe storm passed north of Midway, taking the same general direction, but more destructive than the former on the timber and fences, and it moved a two-story framd house of William Jones from three to four inches on its foundation. Also, some ten or twelve years since, a wonderful hail-storm, accompanied with wind, passed over the southern portion of Range Township, doing much damage to houses and other property, the stones not only breaking windows, but even split the weather boarding on the houses. Some of the stones were said to measure eleven inches in circumference. Benjamin Harrison's house was especially damaged by the storm.

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