Mount Noble Lookout
US 725, NC 19

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 725, NC 19 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Cherokee Indian Reservation
Swain County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 29.769' W 083° 20.055' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 29' 46" W 083° 20' 03"
N 35.496150° W 083.334250°
Elevation 3,840 ft (1,170 m)
Built 1957
Administered by Bureau of Indian Affairs
Cooperators Eastern Cherokee Agency


One of two fire towers remaining on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Mt. Noble Lookout was built by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1957, replacing a wooden tower dating from the 1930s. Unused for many years, the 60’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab, the BIA and the NC Div. of the Forest Fire Lookout Association are working together on a restoration plan.


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