Pope (Alabama #1) Lookout Site
US 1697, AL 12
Fire locator from Pope Lookout

Fire locator from Pope Lookout - courtesy of Andrew Zerbe

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1697, AL 12 (view other lookout sites in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered April 24, 2017
Nominated by Andrew Zerbe
Location Private Property
Colbert County, Alabama
Coordinates N 34° 34.692' W 088° 01.740' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 34' 42" W 088° 01' 44"
N 34.578200° W 088.029000°
Elevation 785 ft (239 m)
Removed circa 2000
Administered by Alabama Forestry Commission


This tower was located on private property inside Thomas Wildlife Management Area. Foundations are all that remain and are difficult to locate due to thick brush.

The Colbert County Forestry Office has pictures indicating Pope Lookout was originally built as a 100' wooden tower with exterior stairs. This was later modified to have interior stairs. This tower burned in the 1950s after a lightning strike and was replaced with a standard 100' steel tower. The tower was removed around 2000 and the land sold back to its original owner.


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