Mingo Mountain Fire Tower
US 1175, WV 20
April 2009 photo

April 2009 photo - courtesy of Brian Powell

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1175, WV 20 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered January 23, 2017
Nominated by Brian Powell
Location Logan County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 38.441' W 081° 59.603' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 38' 26" W 081° 59' 36"
N 37.640675° W 081.993377°
Elevation 2,506 ft (764 m)
Built 1926
Administered by West Virginia Division of Forestry


Built in 1926, Mingo Mountain Fire Tower sits atop the summit of Horsepen Mountain, which serves as the Mingo-Logan county line in southern West Virginia. The summit has several communications towers in addition to the fire tower. The tower was staffed until the end of the WV fire tower system in 1990.


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