Chancellor Lookout II
US 1191, VA 38

Photo courtesy of Kristin Reynolds

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1191, VA 38 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered April 27, 2017
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 12.767' W 077° 43.467' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 12' 46" W 077° 43' 28"
N 38.212778° W 077.724444°
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Built February 1928
Administered by Private (formerly Virginia Department of Forestry)

Description

This 80-foot Aermotor tower was built in February 1928. It was the second tower named Chancellor to be built in Spotsylvania County. The property it is on is a beautiful wooded lot that was originally intended to be small neighborhoods but the funds for such never came to allow that to happen. The tower was open to the public for visits in the 1920s and 1930s. It was manned until the late 1960s. The most special feature of this tower is the inscription in the concrete at the bottom of the stairs up the tower: "Prevent Forest Fires." It appears to be the only tower so inscribed.

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