Matthews State Forest Lookout
US 1161, VA 27

Photo courtesy of Kristin Reynolds

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1161, VA 27 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered January 23, 2017
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location Grayson County, Virginia
Coordinates N 36° 38.574' W 080° 57.565' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 38' 34" W 080° 57' 34"
N 36.642901° W 080.959413°
Elevation 2,568 ft (783 m)
Administered by Virginia Department of Forestry


Built originally in Tazewell County, as Morris Knob tower, this tower now stands at the forestry office of Matthews State Forest. It is part of a trail of trees ans serves as a museum, so to speak, of forestry history in rural southwestern Virginia.


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