Blakey Ridge Fire Tower Site
US 1714, VA 16

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1714, VA 16 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered June 5, 2018
Nominated by Krissy Reynolds
Location Madison County, Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 25.644' W 078° 20.228' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 25' 39" W 078° 20' 14"
N 38.427400° W 078.337130°
Elevation 2,140 ft (652 m)
Built late 1930s
Removed 2018
National Historic Lookout Register US 746, VA 8
Administered by Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


Built by the Virginia Department of Forestry in the late 1930s, Blakey Ridge Fire Tower was active for only 20 years. The 80’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab was later owned by the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative as a radio site.

The tower was removed in 2018 due to liability concerns.


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