Legend has it that an ancient Native American blessed the land to protect it from a tornado. That myth was disproved last week when an F-1 tornado hit the town. Terry says the myth has been passed onto several generations of Carthage residents.
"A tornado could not hit Carthage because 2 rivers come together and I could rest easy. I always took it as gospel," said George Terry, Has Heard of Carthage Myth.
According to the Jasper County Records Department, Carthage was hit with a tornado in 1880.