Duggar Mountain Lookout Site
US 1735, AL 15
1939-1959 wooden tower

1939-1959 wooden tower - courtesy of Al Pelham

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1735, AL 15 (view other lookout sites in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered December 8, 2018
Nominated by Al Pelham
Location Talladega National Forest
Cleburne County, Alabama
Coordinates N 33° 52.939' W 085° 35.248' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 52' 56" W 085° 35' 15"
N 33.882320° W 085.587460°
Elevation 2,155 ft (657 m)
Built 1939
Removed circa 1959-1960
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Duggar Mountain Tower was completed by the CCC in 1939 for the U.S. Forest Service's Talladega National Forest. It was a 28-foot wooden tower with a 12'x12' cab. It was replaced around 1959-1960 with a 60' steel tower relocated from Burgess Point.

A USGS survey monument is located several hundred feet away from the tower site at the very highest point on Duggar Mountain. The datasheet for the monument indicates it was located beneath the site of the original lookout tower and that the 1939 CCC tower was the second at this location. Anchors in the rock also suggest there was a previous tower at the summit, likely a pole-type tower.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the lookout was manned by Charlie Sassnett and James Dunn.


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Photo courtesy of Al Pelham

Later steel tower at Duggar Mountain

Later steel tower at Duggar Mountain