Fargo Fire Tower
US 320, GA 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 320, GA 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Georgia)
Date Registered September 1, 1999
Location Fargo, Georgia
Coordinates N 30° 41.166' W 082° 33.648' (view using Google Maps)
N 30° 41' 10" W 082° 33' 39"
N 30.686100° W 082.560800°
Elevation 113 ft (34 m)
Administered by Georgia Forestry Commission
Cooperators Georgia Forestry Commission

Description

Built in 1928 by the Speir Pine Lumber Company to protect pinelands west of the famous Okefenokee Swamp, Fargo Fire Tower was later transferred to the Georgia Forestry Commission and remains in active service. Located at a state ranger station, the 100' International Stacey steel tower has a metal 7' x 7' cab. It is also considered a local tourist attraction. A large electric star mounted on the side of the cab is lighted annually at Easter, and the fire tower site is used for sunrise services.

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