Leesville Fire Tower
US 984, SC 25

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 984, SC 25 (view other lookouts in United States, South Carolina)
Date Registered December 13, 2013
Nominated by Michael T. Finch, Jr.
Location Lexington County, South Carolina
Coordinates N 33° 55.700' W 081° 29.767' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 55' 42" W 081° 29' 46"
N 33.928333° W 081.496111°
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Administered by believed to be South Carolina Forestry Commission

Description

This is one of the original ~140 fire towers built by the South Carolina Forestry Commission between the mid-1930s and the abandonment of the system in 1993. This tower is one of two still standing in its original location in Lexington County.

The lookout is a Bethlehem Steel tower with a 7'-by-7' steel cab on top of an 80-foot galvanized steel tower. It is in poor condition. There is a small shed at the base that appears to house radio equipment and several antennas are mounted on the tower.

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Photos

November 2013 photo by Michael T. Finch, Jr.

November 2013 photo by Michael T. Finch, Jr.