|Registry Numbers||US 1075, TN 17 (view other lookouts in United States, Tennessee)|
|Date Registered||January 3, 2015|
|Nominated by||Jerry Lutes|
|Location||Grundy County, Tennessee|
N 35° 26.097' W 085° 47.788' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 26' 06" W 085° 47' 47"
N 35.434950° W 085.796474°
|Elevation||2,031 ft (619 m)|
Altamont Lookout in Grundy County is a Carnegie steel tower built in the 1940s. It is located at a Tennessee Div. of Forestry Work Center and available for emergency use.
|Condition of wood OK?||Yes|
|Glass intact?||No Response|
|Comments:||Tower is 60' Carnegie Steel tower with Diagonal Steps. Tower is located on state property. Overall tower is in fair to good shape/cab is open. Sign states that tower can be climbed at own risk. Several panes of glass are broken out of cab and elements have taken their toll on floor, although still able to stand in tower cab. Telephone is stil in tower but does not work.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
|Other enroachments?||Tower caretaker home (does not appear to be occupied).|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||Yes|
|Comments?||Sign at Hwy for Altamont Tower|
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No Response|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||
Tower would be a good project for restoration.