Porterville Lookout Tower
US 1627, MS 17

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1627, MS 17 (view other lookouts in United States, Mississippi)
Date Registered July 4, 2022
Nominated by Jason Johns
Location Kemper County, Mississippi
Coordinates N 32° 41.137' W 088° 30.611' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 41' 08" W 088° 30' 37"
N 32.685624° W 088.510179°
Elevation 373 ft (114 m)
Built around 1937
Administered by Mississippi Forestry Commission


This is rare International Derrick in a region that typically contains Aermotor towers.  It's a 1937 model International Derrick, with the shades over the windows, and the 5 over 3 window configuration, with the upper center 6 pane section opening.  The site was heavily wooded and access to the base was next to impossible. 


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