Fort Lewis Mountain Tower Site
US 1730, VA 31

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1730, VA 31 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered July 31, 2018
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location Roanoke County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 19.400' W 080° 07.950' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 19' 24" W 080° 07' 57"
N 37.323333° W 080.132500°
Elevation 3,047 ft (929 m)
Built 1935
Removed 1994-1995
Administered by Virginia Department of Forestry


The tower was commonly host to local Boy Scout hikes and featured a cabin at the bottom which still remains. The tower was taken down in the mid 1990s. One of the last locals to volunteer at the tower, Buddy Altice, remembers the boys coming up to learn how to use the fire finder, as well as hosting them overnight to learn how to camp.


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