Woodville Fire Tower
US 339, TX 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 339, TX 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Texas)
Date Registered March 1, 2000
Nominated by Keith Hawkins, Louisiana-Texas Chapter, FFLA
Location Tyler County, Texas
Coordinates N 30° 44.268' W 094° 25.932' (view using Google Maps)
N 30° 44' 16" W 094° 25' 56"
N 30.737800° W 094.432200°
Elevation 360 ft (110 m)
Administered by Texas Forest Service
Cooperators Texas Forest Service


Only 20 of the 142 fire towers that once covered East Texas remain in place. Woodville Fire Tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s at the Woodville District Office of the Texas Forest Service. The 70' steel tower with 7' x 7' metal cab was provided by the Emsco Oil Derrick Co. and is accessed by an external vertical ladder. No longer in active service, it houses a radio repeater and is host to a lighted Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer each holiday season, assigned to the post by Santa Claus to report if the children in Woodville have been naughty or nice.


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