1947 photo (courtesy of National Archives)
|Registry Numbers||US 159, WV 9 (view other lookout sites in United States, West Virginia)|
|Date Registered||September 16, 2008|
|Nominated by||Henry Isenberg|
Monongahela National Forest
Randolph County, West Virginia
N 38° 36.910' W 079° 50.613' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 36' 55" W 079° 50' 37"
N 38.615170° W 079.843550°
|Elevation||4,445 ft (1,355 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
Gaudineer Knob fire tower was built in 1936-1937 by CCC crews. It was dedicated on July 5, 1937 in memory of pioneering Monongahela National Forest ranger Donald R. Gaudineer, who perished in 1936 while trying to rescue his children from a house fire.
Gaudineer Knob remained in service until the early 1970s. Only its concrete footings remain today.
Concrete footings from the tower in May 2016 (Brian Powell photo)