Blakey Ridge Fire Tower
US 746, VA 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 746, VA 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered November 17, 2008
Nominated by Peter Lascell
Location Madison County, Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 25.644' W 078° 20.228' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 25' 39" W 078° 20' 14"
N 38.427400° W 078.337130°
Elevation 2,140 ft (652 m)
Built late 1930s
Removed 2018
Former Fire Lookout Sites Register US 1714, VA 16
Administered by Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


Built by the Virginia Department of Forestry in the late 1930s, Blakey Ridge Fire Tower was active for only 20 years. The 80’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab was later owned by the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative as a radio site.

The tower was removed in 2018 due to liability concerns.


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