Piney Mountain Lookout
US 761, VA 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 761, VA 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered February 25, 2009
Nominated by Ricky Butler
Location Appomattox County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 26.108' W 078° 48.290' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 26' 07" W 078° 48' 17"
N 37.435140° W 078.804840°
Elevation 1,145 ft (349 m)
Built 1939
Administered by Virginia Department of Forestry
Cooperators Virginia Department of Forestry


The only fire tower still in regular use in Virginia, Piney Mountain Lookout was constructed by the Virginia Division of Forestry in 1938. It is an 80’ steel tower with 7’x7’ cab and oversees a very productive forest area just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


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