Round Knob Tower Site
US 1618, WV 24
Round Knob Fire Tower

Round Knob Fire Tower - courtesy of Raleigh Register newspaper

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1618, WV 24 (view other lookout sites in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered July 19, 2016
Nominated by Ronnie Scarbro
Location Raleigh County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 45.393' W 081° 03.906' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 45' 24" W 081° 03' 54"
N 37.756554° W 081.065102°
Elevation 2,730 ft (832 m)
Built 1928
Removed 1980s


Built in 1928 by Pop Wriston, J.J. Goulden, John Hammond, Pat Kirk, and Wint Lilly, Round Knob Lookout provided views of the Beaver Creek, Little Beaver Creek, and Glade Creek watersheds.

Round Knob was a 60-foot steel Aermotor tower with a 7'x7' cab. It was removed in the 1980s.


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