Summertown Lookout Tower
US 1089, TN 25

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1089, TN 25 (view other lookouts in United States, Tennessee)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Jerry Lutes
Location Lewis County, Tennessee
Coordinates N 35° 28.320' W 087° 22.560' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 28' 19" W 087° 22' 34"
N 35.472000° W 087.376000°
Elevation 1,042 ft (318 m)


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Visit Reports

March 4, 2006: Jerry Lutes


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? No Response
Comments: 100' Diagonal Stair Steel Tower - site may be on private propety, fence across access road with no trespassing signs. Tower has two bottom landings removed to prevent climbing. Overall wood condition looks poor - several missing boards on landings. There is a small old TN Dept of Forestry shed (10 x 12) on site, which is locked. It appears that tower has not been in use for a good number of years.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? Tower is just off paved road and is easily seen from Highway in a stand of tall pine trees.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? TN Department of Forestry sign on Highway. The sign just says "Tower".


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
Typical of many of the towers I've seen so far.