This summary looks back at an estimated F2 tornado from January 25, 1933.  It moved through parts of Thomas & Brooks Counties in Georgia and caused damage near the town of Barwick.  Information for this event came from the following resources:

  • Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes
  • Newspaper articles via

Here are the stats on this event from Thomas Grazulis:

Hit at 0800 local time.  There were 10 injuries and 2 fatalities.  The path length was 2 miles and the width 50 yards.  Rating given:  F2.  

Details from Grazulis:

  • Moved to the Northeast.
  • Destroyed 5 small homes in and near Barwick.
  • 2 women were killed.
  • Several other homes were unroofed.

Additional Details from newspapers:

Always interesting to find these types of clips that show the odd occurrences surrounding tornado event.  This is from Thomasville Times Enterprise, Thomasville, Georgia, Thu, Jan 26, 1933:

I could only find the name of one of the women killed in this tornado.

Tornado Path

Since we don’t have official coordinates, I used the information from Thomas Grazulis to map the tornado track.  He stated the tornado moved in and around Barwick and mentions both Thomas and Brooks Counties.  The path length given was 2 miles.  I do not know the start or end point so just put one point at Barwick.

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.


Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 847.

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