Ben's Knob Fire Tower
US 1696, WV 27
Ben's Knob Fire Tower - 2022

Ben's Knob Fire Tower - 2022 - courtesy of Rocco Germani

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1696, WV 27 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered October 16, 2022
Nominated by Rocco Germani
Location Privately Owned Land
Hampshire County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 39° 15.464' W 078° 31.556' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 15' 28" W 078° 31' 33"
N 39.257735° W 078.525926°
Elevation 2,028 ft (618 m)
Built 1952-53
Administered by Private Land Owner
Cooperators West Virginia Division of Forestry


Ben's Knob Fire Tower is an Aermotor LS-40 7x7 all steel cab and 60 foot tower constructed circa 1952-53.

Last staffing by the West Virginia Division of Forestry is unknown. By 2017, it had been disposed from the Division's inventory and is located on private land.

A residence cabin may survive on the property as well.


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