A large tornado hits Knoxville in the early morning causing heavy damage.
A large tornado struck Knoxville, Tennessee in the early hours causing heavy damage to railroad installations and other buildings on the edge of town. No serious injuries or deaths were reported, however. (By John Osborne)
"From Knoxville: Terrible Tornado - A Large Number of Buildings Blown Down and other Property Destroyed," Chicago Tribune, February 26, 1866, p. 1.