Location within the state of Kentucky
|Coordinates: 36°50′15″N 85°40′46″W / 36.83750°N 85.67944°WCoordinates: 36°50′15″N 85°40′46″W / 36.83750°N 85.67944°W|
|Elevation||945 ft (288 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||507803|
A post office was established in the community in 1891. It was named for a cyclone which had struck the area in the late 19th century leaving several people dead. The cyclone hit the city at 8.30pm on March 27, 1890 and only lasted five minutes but destroyed several buildings including the Falls City Hall which buried around 200 people and the Waterworks stand tower which could have potentially cut off the water supply for the entire city.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cyclone, Kentucky
- Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 77. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- "The 1890 Louisville Cyclone". The Filson Historical Society.