Marion in Williamson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Marion Tornado Memorial
Lynn Sue Moore
Effie Jane Wilson
May 29, 1982
On May 29, 1982
at 3:15 P.M. a
161 homes destroyed
50 Million dollars
Dedicated in prayer
to those who
helped rebuild our
May 29, 1983
Erected 1983 by Citizens of the City of Marion.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1982.
Location. 37° 43.839′ N, 88° 55.631′ W. Marker is in Marion, Illinois, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Tower Square Plaza and South Market Street, in the median on Tower Square Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1102 Tower Square Plaza, Marion IL 62959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bob Butler Biography (a few steps from this marker); Marion History (within shouting distance of this marker); Creal Springs Seminary (approx. 9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); Creal Springs (approx. 9.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 12.3 miles away); Old Ft. Massac and Kaskaskia Trail (approx. 15.7 miles away).
Also see . . . 1982 Marion Illinois Tornado. On May 29, 1982, a deadly F4 tornado carved a 17-mile long path across Williamson County, Illinois, including the city of Marion. At times, the tornado was nearly a quarter mile wide. The tornado first touched down about 3 miles northwest of Carterville around 3:05 p.m. After moving southeast across Carterville to Crainville, the twister then paralleled Illinois Route 13 through Marion. (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.