Cyclone, Kentucky

Unincorporated community

Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 36°50′15″N 85°40′46″W / 36.83750°N 85.67944°W / 36.83750; -85.67944Coordinates: 36°50′15″N 85°40′46″W / 36.83750°N 85.67944°W / 36.83750; -85.67944
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Monroe
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 507803[1]

Cyclone is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Kentucky, United States.

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.[2] 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.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cyclone, Kentucky
  2. Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 77. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. "The 1890 Louisville Cyclone". The Filson Historical Society.

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