Cow Knob Tower Site
US 1733, VA 34

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1733, VA 34 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered July 31, 2018
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location George Washington National Forest
Rockingham County, Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 41.500' W 079° 05.433' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 41' 30" W 079° 05' 26"
N 38.691667° W 079.090556°
Elevation 4,045 ft (1,233 m)
Built 1932
Removed before 1993
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Cow Knob tower was one of the many towers on the Virginia/West Virginia state line. It was built in 1932 as a 45-foot steel tower with a 14'x14' wooden cab. It could be seen from US 33. It was sold at auction to a local from the Rockingham County area with hopes of one day rebuilding it.


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