Frye Knob in 1930s
|Registry Numbers||US 1543, NC 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, North Carolina)|
|Date Registered||September 12, 2013|
|Nominated by||Bill Randolph|
Nantahala National Forest
Swain County, North Carolina
N 35° 22.889' W 083° 24.859' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 22' 53" W 083° 24' 52"
N 35.381485° W 083.414323°
|Elevation||4,495 ft (1,370 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
Built in the 1930s, Frye Knob (Frye Mountain) fire tower was constructed like a 2-story house, with living accomodations on the ground floor and a fire lookout on the seocnd floor. The tower had a breathtaking view of the Bryson City valley.
Former lookout site in 2013 (Peter Barr photo)