|Registry Numbers||US 1077, TN 19 (view other lookouts in United States, Tennessee)|
|Date Registered||January 3, 2015|
|Nominated by||Jerry Lutes|
|Location||Sequatchie County, Tennessee|
N 35° 29.138' W 085° 28.186' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 29' 08" W 085° 28' 11"
N 35.485632° W 085.469767°
|Elevation||2,252 ft (686 m)|
Wolfpen Mountain was the first fire tower in Tennessee. Also known as Cagle Tower, it was a unique 60’ structure with 8’x8’ cab with catwalk. Each of the five landings ran from corner to corner.
In the 1930s the tower was replaced by the 80’ Aermotor that stands today and is lightly maintained.
|Shutters OK?||No Response|
|Condition of wood OK?||Yes|
|Comments:||100 foot Standard Aermotor tower. This tower appears to be maintained and probably used from time to time. Cab was locked. Tower sign allowed visitors to climb at own risk. Electricity/phone lines appear to be still working. Wood steps and landings were very weathered, but sturdy.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
|Other enroachments?||TN Department of Forestry buildings on site. Appears to be tower persons residence also, but couldn't tell if anyone was living in home. Other homes nearby. Paved road to tower.|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||Yes|
|Comments?||Tower is shown on some sites as Cagle Lookout Tower. Sign at Highway stated tower was called Wolfpen Tower.|
Appears to be used from time to time if needed
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||Yes|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||
Good tower site.