Marion to Hold Memorial Ceremony Marking 40th Anniversary of Williamson County Tornado

Marion to Hold Memorial Ceremony Marking 40th Anniversary of Williamson County Tornado

MARION – The City of Marion will hold a memorial ceremony Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Williamson County tornado.

On May 29, 1982, a deadly F4 tornado carved a 17-mile long patch across Williamson County. It was on the ground for nearly 30 minutes. It claimed 10 lives in Marion, injured 181 citizens, left nearly 1,000 people homeless and cause $85-to-$100 million in damage in its path.

The memorial ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. on Tower Square.

Prior to the memorial ceremony, an Artifacts Open House will be held at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.