Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower
US 4, IN 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 4, IN 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Indiana)
Date Registered October 30, 1990
Nominated by Ruth A. Brinker, U.S. Forest Service, Wayne-Hoosier National Forest
Location Hoosier National Forest
Monroe County, Indiana
Coordinates N 39° 02.077' W 086° 19.279' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 02' 05" W 086° 19' 17"
N 39.034610° W 086.321321°
Elevation 895 ft (273 m)
Built 1936
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Brownstown Ranger District


Hickory Ridge Lookout is located on the edge of the Charles C. Deam Wilderness on the Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. It is a 110-foot steel tower with 7- by 7-ft. cab built by the CCC in 1936 and is the last remaining fire tower, out of an original number of eight, remaining on National Forest land in Indiana. The tower was restored in 1989.

Indiana Public Media featured the tower in a November 2013 segment of The Weekly Special available here.


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