Smyrna Fire Tower
US 52, DE 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 52, DE 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Delaware)
Date Registered October 15, 1993
Nominated by Robert L. Tjaden, Forestry Administrator, Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Resource Management
Location New Castle County, Delaware
Coordinates N 39° 19.307' W 075° 37.252' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 19' 18" W 075° 37' 15"
N 39.321785° W 075.620863°
Elevation 53 ft (16 m)
Administered by Delaware Division of Forestry
Cooperators Delaware Division of Forestry and Delaware Dept. of Public Safety


Smyrna Fire Tower is last of the very tall (130 ft.) towers that once dotted the mid-Atlantic states. Located along divided highway US 13 adjacent to a State Visitor Center, the tower was built by the Delaware Forest Service in 1941. The tower was sold and moved in Aug 2004.


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