National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

March 2, 1878
Counties:  Casey
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  8
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:
Time:  2:30pm
Narrative:  A tornado near Rich Hill and Mount Olive moved northeast and swept away dwellings, large trees, horses, cattle, and other stock.  Near Rich Hill, one family of seven was killed.  The mother was blown 400 yards, and her two daughters "with arms interlocked" were blown 50 yards.  One other death occurred in the village of Mount Olive, where several homes were destroyed.