Camp Creek, Tennessee facts for kids
Camp Creek is said to be so named because soldiers camped there during the American Civil War.
Camp Creek, along with neighboring Horse Creek, was hit by two EF3 tornadoes during the nighttime hours of April 27, 2011. A total of eight people were killed altogether by the tornadoes, which either damaged or destroyed hundreds of structures. The first tornado, which more closely affected Camp Creek, was spawned from the same long-tracked supercell that also produced an EF5 tornado near Philadelphia, Mississippi, an EF4 that affected Cordova and Blountsville, Alabama, an EF5 that moved through Rainsville, Alabama, and an EF4 that hit Ringgold, Georgia and Apison, Tennessee.
A Memorial honoring the victims was dedicated on April 28, 2012, one year after the tornado.
Camp Creek, Tennessee Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.