Crockett Family Cherry Hill Tornado Photographs, March 1933

KC Manuscript Collection 98


Title: Crockett Family Cherry Hill Tornado Photographs, March 1933

Collection Number:Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 98

Creator: Crockett Family

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: David Crockett, Tate G. Crockett’s son, donated this collection in April 1998.

Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Processed by: Archives staff processed the collection. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in May 2006. Revisions to the finding aid were made by Brianne Johnson in May 2008.


This collection should be cited as:

Crockett Family Cherry Hill Tornado Photographs, March 1933. KC Manuscript Collection #, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.

This collection consists of four copied photographs of devastation caused by a tornado that hit the Cherry Hill neighborhood of Kingsport, Tennessee on 14 March 1933.  These images show damage sustained to Tate G. Crockett’s home and property.  The tornado caused the deaths of eight people including Tate Crockett.  The rest of Crockett’s family survived, but most sustained injuries along with hundreds of others.  The Red Cross and the Salvation Army established relief stations to handle the emergency, and local physicians worked through the night and following day to help those hurt by the storm.  Tennessee’s State Legislature provided $10,000 in aid to the victims.

Crockett, Tate G.

Natural disasters–Tennessee–Kingsport.

Neighborhood–Tennessee–Kingsport–Cherry Hill.