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Cyclone
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Township Jackson
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
ZIP code
46041
FIPS code 18-16516
GNIS feature ID 433268

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

History

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.

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

Geography

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

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