Old Fort Fire Tower
US 943, GA 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 943, GA 13 (view other lookouts in United States, Georgia)
Date Registered May 25, 2012
Nominated by Brian Ensley, Park Manager
Location Fort Mountain State Park
Murray County, Georgia
Coordinates N 34° 46.886' W 084° 42.515' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 46' 53" W 084° 42' 31"
N 34.781440° W 084.708580°
Elevation 2,753 ft (839 m)
Built 1938
Administered by Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Cohutta Ranger District, USFS


Built by the CCC in 1938, this 50' stone tower originally had a top made of wood and glass, which was was burned by vandals in the early 1970s. Tower is famous for its "heart stone" crafted into the tower by the crew foreman as a tribute to his fiancee.


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