Whittaker Station Fire Tower
US 1176, WV 21
July 2010 photo

July 2010 photo - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1176, WV 21 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered January 26, 2017
Nominated by Brian M. Powell
Location Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Greenbank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 24.379' W 079° 56.870' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 24' 23" W 079° 56' 52"
N 38.406319° W 079.947829°
Elevation 3,272 ft (997 m)
Built 2009
Administered by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Cooperators Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association

Description

The former Gauley Mountain Fire Tower was relocated to the Whittaker Station area of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in October 2009 to join a collection of exhibits on West Virginia forestry. The Blaw-Knox tower is accessible by train from Cass.

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Photos

July 2010 photo

July 2010 photo - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Tower being relocated

Tower being relocated - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

Photo courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

Tower restoration in October 2009

Tower restoration in October 2009 - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

Tower restoration in October 2009

Tower restoration in October 2009 - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon

Tower restoration in October 2009

Tower restoration in October 2009 - courtesy of Andy FitzGibbon