Bell Knob Fire Tower
US 1148, WV 16
October 2015

October 2015 - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1148, WV 16 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered November 27, 2016
Nominated by Brian M. Powell
Location Monongahela National Forest
Union, Grant County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 39° 00.008' W 079° 19.394' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 00' 01" W 079° 19' 24"
N 39.000141° W 079.323228°
Elevation 4,143 ft (1,263 m)
Built 1943
Administered by U.S. Forest Service

Description

Located high atop the Allegheny Front near Dolly Sods, Bell Knob Fire Tower was built with a wooden cab atop 30' steel legs. It was originally built along Rohrbaugh Plains Trail in 1931 and relocated to this site in 1943.

Portions of the cab collapsed prior to October 2015, although the cab platform, steel legs, and stairs remain.

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Photos

Stairs in October 2015

Stairs in October 2015 - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Part of cab in October 2015

Part of cab in October 2015 - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Tower in Fall 2009

Tower in Fall 2009 - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

Tower in Fall 2009

Tower in Fall 2009 - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

October 2008 photo

October 2008 photo - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

October 2008 photo

October 2008 photo - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

October 2008 photo

October 2008 photo - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

October 2008 photo

October 2008 photo - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon