Woodlawn Lookout
US 838, SC 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 838, SC 8 (view other lookouts in United States, South Carolina)
Date Registered November 17, 2009
Nominated by Ron Stafford
Location Sumter National Forest
McCormick County, South Carolina
Coordinates N 33° 37.417' W 082° 07.600' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 37' 25" W 082° 07' 36"
N 33.623610° W 082.126670°
Elevation 534 ft (163 m)
Built 1936
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Long Cane Ranger District


This 100' LS-40 Aermotor tower with 7'x7' galvanized sheet metal cab with hip roof was constructed in May 1936 and was used by the Forest Service actively until the 1980s. The Woodlawn Lookout, also known as the Clarks Hill Lookout, was the fourth tower to be built in the Long Cane Division by the Bradley CCC camp. The Woodlawn tower was one of several primary lookout stations used in the comprehensive fixed-point fire detection of the earlier years of the Forest Service.


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Photo courtesy of Ron Stafford

Photo courtesy of Ron Stafford