Cyclone, Indiana

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Cyclone
Unincorporated community
Cyclone is located in Clinton County, Indiana
Cyclone
Cyclone
Coordinates: 40°13′42″N 86°25′57″W / 40.22833°N 86.43250°W / 40.22833; -86.43250Coordinates: 40°13′42″N 86°25′57″W / 40.22833°N 86.43250°W / 40.22833; -86.43250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Township Jackson
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
ZIP code 46041
FIPS code 18-16516[1]
GNIS feature ID 433268[2]

Cyclone is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The town's name commemorates a destructive tornado that struck the area on June 14, 1880. A 1913 county history states,

[It was] the most destructive storm that ever visited the county, either since its settlement or in traditional history. It was a genuine cyclone with a "funnel shaped cloud," which swept over a curved path of over forty miles in this and adjoining counties, leaving desolation in its wake. It was estimated to have done $200,000 damage in this county. The present town, which was located about that time as a railroad station, was in the path of the storm and was named for it.[3]

A post office was established at Cyclone in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933.[4]

Geography[edit]

Cyclone is located at 40°13′42″N 86°25′57″W / 40.22833°N 86.43250°W / 40.22833; -86.43250.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Cyclone, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 33. 
  4. ^ "Clinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.