Cumberland Fire Tower
US 1082, VA 25
Krissy Reynolds photo

Krissy Reynolds photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1082, VA 25 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered June 9, 2015
Nominated by Krissy Reynolds
Location Cumberland County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 29.782' W 078° 14.626' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 29' 47" W 078° 14' 38"
N 37.496372° W 078.243764°
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Built 1941
Administered by Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation


Built in 1941, Cumberland Tower sits behind Cumberland Court House. The steel tower replaced a wooden tower that was built in 1938. The original wooden tower was 66 ft tall with an 8x8 cabin.


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Visit Reports

July 21, 2019: James Hull


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Not Applicable
Stairs OK? Not Applicable
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: This fire tower is heavily infested with bees and wasps which were visible from the ground. The radio antenna seem to be recently installed but it is unknown whether they support the local amateur radio operators or local government.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: Two, maybe three radio antenna. It is unknown whether these antenna serve local amateur radio operators or local government.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Unsure
Directions to tower signed? Unsure


Staffed? No
I seriously doubt that this fire tower is occupied at any time. The number of bees and wasps would preclude that from happening.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No


July 2019 photo

July 2019 photo - courtesy of James Hull