Elder Hill Forestry Tower
US 1282, MD 9

Photo courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1282, MD 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Maryland)
Date Registered June 23, 2018
Nominated by Brian Powell
Location Garrett County, Maryland
Coordinates N 39° 36.314' W 079° 23.734' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 36' 19" W 079° 23' 44"
N 39.605233° W 079.395573°
Elevation 2,818 ft (859 m)
Built late 1930s
Administered by Maryland Forest Service


This 110-feet steel tower was built in the late 1930s on a site acquired by the State of Maryland in January 1934. As of 2007, the tower hosted communications equipment for the Maryland Forest Service and Garrett County EMS.

While the tower site is owned by the state, the access road is privately owned. Legal access to the tower site is not possible, but the tower is visible from Maryland Route 42.


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