Liberty Hill Lookout
US 836, SC 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 836, SC 6 (view other lookouts in United States, South Carolina)
Date Registered November 17, 2009
Nominated by Ron Stafford
Location Sumter National Forest
Edgefield County, South Carolina
Coordinates N 33° 55.367' W 082° 08.567' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 55' 22" W 082° 08' 34"
N 33.922780° W 082.142780°
Elevation 519 ft (158 m)
Built 1940
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Long Cane Ranger District

Description

This 100' LS-40 Aermotor tower with 7'x7' galvanized sheet metal cab with hip roof was constructed in the 1940s on the Sumter National Forest and used by the Forest Service until 1989. The Liberty Hill tower was one of several lookout stations used in the comprehensive fixed-point fire detection of the earlier years of the Forest Service. The buildings around the Liberty Hill lookout tower were used as the fire dispatching office for the Edgefield and Long Cane districts as well as a fire equipment cache and staging area during extreme fire days.

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