Louisa Fire Tower
US 99, VA 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 99, VA 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered March 14, 1995
Location Louisa County, Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 01.667' W 078° 00.812' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 01' 40" W 078° 00' 49"
N 38.027790° W 078.013539°
Elevation 486 ft (148 m)
Administered by Virginia Department of Forestry
Cooperators Virginia Department of Forestry


Fire towers located adjacent to county forestry units were once common sights throughout the South, but the Louisa Fire Tower is the only example in Virginia. Built in 1944 by the CCC for the Virginia Forest Service -- now the VA Department of Forestry -- the 100’ Aermotor tower with 7’ x 7’ steel cab is maintained for emergency use.


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