Point Mountain Fire Tower
US 275, WV 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 275, WV 6 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered September 10, 1998
Nominated by Ralph P. Glover, Jr., Deputy State Forester
Location Webster County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 31.543' W 080° 17.955' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 31' 33" W 080° 17' 57"
N 38.525719° W 080.299243°
Elevation 3,364 ft (1,025 m)
Administered by West Virginia Division of Forestry
Cooperators West Virginia Division of Forestry


A 60 Aermotor LS-40 tower with 7’ x 7’ cab on Point Mountain was built by the West Virginia Conservation Commission in 1925. An additional 40’ section was added in 1965, bringing it to 100 feet. In 1952 a concrete block observer’s cabin was added near the base. With a viewing area of 500 square miles, it is no longer regularly staffed but is maintained for emergencies.


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