Hamburg Road Fire Tower Site
US 1586, MD 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1586, MD 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, Maryland)
Date Registered December 15, 2014
Nominated by Bryan Kluth
Location Frederick County, Maryland
Coordinates N 39° 30.600' W 077° 28.593' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 30' 36" W 077° 28' 36"
N 39.510000° W 077.476555°
Elevation 1,602 ft (488 m)
Built 1930

Description

In 1930, the City of Frederick developed the surrounding area for water supply purposes. This included the purchase of 6,000 acres of forested land on the headwaters of Fishing and Hunting Creeks. The Hamburg Road Fire Tower was built in cooperation of the Maryland Department of Forestry as part of an effort to commercialize the forest.

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