|Registry Numbers||US 859, AL 38 (view other lookouts in United States, Alabama)|
|Date Registered||January 7, 2009|
|Nominated by||Thomas Kaufmann|
|Location||Barbour County, Alabama|
N 31° 56.516' W 085° 27.079' (view using Google Maps)
N 31° 56' 31" W 085° 27' 05"
N 31.941930° W 085.451320°
|Elevation||680 ft (207 m)|
|Administered by||Private Owner (was Alabama Forestry Commission)|
In 1940, the Barbour County Board of Revenue requested the AFC to establish better fire tower coverage. In response, the AFC built this 100' Aermotor MC-39 steel tower with 7'x7' cab in 1941. By 1944, four fire towers were operating the county, completing the planned system.
The tower was sold by the state in a surplus auction around early 2020.
|Condition of wood OK?||No|
|Comments:||Usual vandalized tower.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||Yes|
|Comments:||Power line right of way goes by tower.|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||Yes|
|Comments?||Tower can not be accessed by Kennedy Tower Road, gate in front of last house on road. Park at base of hill and climb right of way to tower.|
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||Unsure|
May 2019 photo