Gainesville, GA
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The 5th deadliest Tornado in the US happened in 1936, leaving a path of destruction in Downtown Gainesville. April 6, 2011 marked the 75th anniversary of that terrible day and the fascinating resurrection of "A City Laid Waste."

1936 Gainesville Tornado 75th Anniversary

At 8:27 AM, on April 6, 1936, the fifth deadliest tornado in the US came through downtown Gainesville. The tornado left widespread destruction, killing over 203 people and injuring another 1600.

Seventy-five years later, the Main Street Gainesville and the Northeast History Center lead the community in remembering that terrible day and the fascinating resurrection of "A City Laid Waste."  A plaque dedication ceremony was held on the Downtown Gainesville Square on April 6 at 8:15 AM.

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host events throughout April, click here to see the list of activities.

Click here to watch March's Eye on Gainesville - 1936 Tornado 75th Anniversary! 

Click below to step back in time and download our self-guided walking tour of the 1936 destruction in Downtown Gainesville.