Powellville Fire Tower
US 1234, MD 7

Photo courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1234, MD 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Maryland)
Date Registered August 23, 2017
Nominated by Brian Powell
Location Wicomico County, Maryland
Coordinates N 38° 20.790' W 075° 21.406' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 20' 47" W 075° 21' 24"
N 38.346506° W 075.356764°
Elevation 42 ft (13 m)
Built 1943
Administered by Maryland Forest Service


At 140 feet, this steel tower is the tallest in Maryland was built using US Navy funds during World War II for both fire detection and as an aircraft and watercraft warning service site. As of 2017, Maryland DNR plans to remove the tower.


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