Mann Mountain Fire Tower
US 55, WV 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 55, WV 1 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered March 10, 1993
Nominated by Jim Circle, District Forester, WVDF, MacArthur WV
Location Fayette County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 55.650' W 080° 58.216' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 55' 39" W 080° 58' 13"
N 37.927500° W 080.970271°
Elevation 3,335 ft (1,017 m)
Built 1935
Administered by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Cooperators West Virginia Division of Forestry


Located on state land in the hill country of southern West Virginia, Mann Mountain Tower is the first lookout registered in the state. It was built in 1935 by the CCC. An unusual feature is a stone ground house surrounded by a stone wall. The structure is a 45’ Blaw-Knox tower with a 7’X7’ cab.


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