Compton Lookout
US 839, AR 10

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 839, AR 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Arkansas)
Date Registered November 27, 2009
Nominated by Ed Porter
Location Newton County, Arkansas
Coordinates N 36° 03.197' W 093° 22.348' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 03' 12" W 093° 22' 21"
N 36.053280° W 093.372470°
Elevation 2,410 ft (735 m)
Built 1945
Administered by Ed Porter
Cooperators Ed Porter, Owner


This 85' Aermotor tower with 7'x7' metal cab was built in 1945 by the Arkansas Forestry Commission. When surplused, Ed Porter bought the tower, ground house and land. The ground house has been restored and is available as a lookout rental site – rare in the Eastern U.S.


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