Orvin Lookout Tower
US 856, AL 34

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 856, AL 34 (view other lookouts in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered December 23, 2009
Nominated by Thomas Kaufmann
Location Mobile County, Alabama
Coordinates N 30° 55.681' W 088° 07.502' (view using Google Maps)
N 30° 55' 41" W 088° 07' 30"
N 30.928012° W 088.125034°
Elevation 263 ft (80 m)
Built 1939
Removed late 2010s
Former Fire Lookout Sites Register US 2062, AL 31
Administered by Alabama Forestry Commission


This 100' Aermotor MC-39 steel tower with 7'x7' cab was constructed in 1933 by CCC Camp S-52, one of the first chartered in the state. The builders were Company 1485, a junior African-American unit that also built four other fire towers.

This tower was removed in the late 2010s.


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