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Cullman in Cullman County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bent But Not Broken

 
 
Bent But Not Broken Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 28, 2017
1. Bent But Not Broken Marker
Inscription.
A tribute to the citizens of
Cullman County for
bending, but not breaking, following
the EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011.
Dedicated: April 27, 2013
Designed by: Cullman City Street Dept.

 
Erected 2013 by Cullman County.
 
Location. 34° 9.34′ N, 86° 50.621′ W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker can be reached from Lee Avenue SW near Broadway Ave SW. Touch for map. Located near the south side of the parking lot at Hoffman Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1705 Lee Avenue SW, Cullman AL 35055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel John G. Cullmann (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evangelical Protestant Church
Bent But Not Broken Marker to east of Hoffman Park (background) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 28, 2017
2. Bent But Not Broken Marker to east of Hoffman Park (background)
(approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Johnís Evangelical Protestant Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Weiss Cottage (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sand Mountain Plateau (approx. 1.3 miles away); “Die Deutsche Kolonie Von Nord Alabama” (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Betz Addition Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cullman Railroad Depot (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
 
Regarding Bent But Not Broken. A total of 867 residences and 94 businesses, including parts of the downtown Cullman business district, were damaged or destroyed with a
Bent But Not Broken beam. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 28, 2017
3. Bent But Not Broken beam.
The bent steel beam came from a building one block south of First United Methodist Church on Third Avenue in Cullman.
loss of 2 lives.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the April, 2011 tornado in Cullman, Alabama. (Submitted on January 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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