Photo courtesy of Kennan Seaman
|Registry Numbers||US 1715, VA 17 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)|
|Date Registered||June 5, 2018|
|Nominated by||Kennan Seaman|
|Location||Nelson County, Virginia|
N 37° 55.034' W 079° 03.801' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 55' 02" W 079° 03' 48"
N 37.917225° W 079.063348°
|Elevation||3,596 ft (1,096 m)|
|Administered by||Virginia Department of Forestry|
This steel lookout was built by the Virginia Department of Forestry in the late 1930s. It was removed in the 1970s. Only concrete footers remain as of 2018. A cabin at the base of the tower provided lodging for lookouts.
Mr. Seaman (radio call sign KID-363) was a lookout at this site in the early 1960s. His son Kennan recalls visiting the site with his father, who showed him how the Osborne Fire Finder was used.