Tar Hill, Kentucky

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Tar Hill, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Tar Hill is located in Kentucky
Tar Hill
Tar Hill
Tar Hill is located in the US
Tar Hill
Tar Hill
Coordinates: 37°33′56″N 86°13′06″W / 37.56556°N 86.21833°W / 37.56556; -86.21833Coordinates: 37°33′56″N 86°13′06″W / 37.56556°N 86.21833°W / 37.56556; -86.21833
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
County Grayson
Named after the Federal asphalt mine nearby. The mine and store closed in 1928. The "Tar Hill store" re-opened in 1928 by the Tulley family in its present location.
Elevation 219 m (718 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 509187
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tar Hill, Kentucky

Tar Hill is an unincorporated community in Grayson County, Kentucky, United States.[1] On April 26, 2011, two tornadoes hit Tar Hill as part of the 2011 Super Outbreak.[2] The first tornado was rated as an EF2, was 440 yards (400 m) wide and traversed a path of 3 miles (4.8 km), snapping and uprooting numerous large hardwood trees, destroying a travel trailer, a mobile home, numerous outbuildings and barns, and that fifteen homes had major roof damage.[3] Farm equipment was reportedly thrown 50 yards (46 m).[3] Other reports stated that this tornado destroyed a house, a mobile home, several barns and other buildings.[4] The second tornado was rated as an EF0, was 60 yards (55 m) wide and travelled a path 0.28 miles (450 m), snapping and uprooting trees.[2][3]