Warren County Lookout
US 214, NC 4

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 214, NC 4 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered March 30, 1997
Nominated by Betty Haithcock Peoples (daughter of Bessie Haithcock)
Location Warren County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 36° 21.702' W 078° 05.952' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 21' 42" W 078° 05' 57"
N 36.361700° W 078.099200°
Elevation 424 ft (129 m)
Built 1932
Administered by N.C. Division of Forest Resources


Built in 1932, the Warren County Fire Tower was the first State Division of Forestry lookout in North Carolina to be staffed by a female observer -- Mrs. Bessie Haithcock. Her husband, Earlie, helped construct the tower on land that was part of his farm and staffed it until his passing. Located at the Bessie Haithcock Forestry Center, the 100, Aermotor tower was in active use through 1990. The interior has been restored and is maintained as a historic exhibit.


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