Former Hardscrabble Knob tower (Renick Proffitt photo)
|Registry Numbers||US 1597, VA 11 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)|
|Date Registered||June 9, 2015|
|Nominated by||Renick Proffitt|
George Washington National Forest
Augusta County, Virginia
N 38° 22.050' W 079° 19.218' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 22' 03" W 079° 19' 13"
N 38.367500° W 079.320300°
|Elevation||4,290 ft (1,308 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
The remains of the Hardscrabble Knob fire tower now lie on the ground. A partially standing cabin previously used by lookouts is nearby.
Hardscrabble Knob is the only known example of a fire tower of this design. It is either an Aeromotor windmill tower or a CAA aircraft beacon tower that was fitted with a unique 6'x6' cab. It was built and used by the U.S. Forest Service.