Six Mile 1929 Tornado

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Date: 13 Mar 1929 to 13 Mar 1929
Location: Six Mile, Pickens County, South Carolinamap
Surnames/tags: Garrett Pickens
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A tornado hit the community of Six Mile in 1929

Pickens Co., Sc map showing Six Mile


G.N. Garrett Family

The only surviving member of the family was James Roy Garrett, age 27 at the time of the tornado. They also had a daughter who died in infancy, Flay C. Garrett

Tillman Garrett Family


AP Article

Seven Persons Killed and Many Hurt at Village of Six Mile
LIBERTY SC, March 13 (AP) - Seven persons are known to have been killed and an undetermined number of others injured tonight when a tornado struck Six Mile, hear here. Four houses were blown down and a cotton gin mill, a church and a building of the Six Mile Academy damaged.
G.N. Garrett, Pickens County deputy sheriff, his wife, and two children were crushed to death when their home collapsed, Mrs, Tillman Garrett and two of her children were killed in the collapse of a nearby home.
The community, which numbers about 200 persons, is cut off as light and telephone lines went down. The damage was centered in a radius of a few hundred yards.
An infant of Mrs. Tillman Garrett's was blown about 300 yards by the tornado and was lost for an hour." [1]

Greensville Newspaper article.


"Five members of this family lost their lives in a tornado which struck the town of Six Mile March 13, 1929. This monument is erected by the only surviving member, James Roy Garrett, son and brother, who loved them" [2]

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  1. Source: The New York Times "Tornado in South Carolina" 13 March 1929

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Fantastic page Kathryn, I’ve recently joined as a leader in the Disasters Project and noticed your comment from last year. I’ve added your page to the list of tornadoes linked under the weather team, hope that’s ok! Best regards, Maddy