1943: The former Dolly Sods Lookout was moved to this site.
October 24, 1976: "It was so windy last Friday morning that Mrs. Mernie Kimble, a U.S. Forest Service employe who hands out wilderness permits at the Bell Knob fire tower on Dolly Sods, feared the tower was going to be blown away." (Sunday Gazette-Mail)
2010: The lookout's cab collapsed under the weight of a record snowfall.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1956 (WRH) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 10-1/2 MILES AIRLINE WEST OF PETERSBURG, AND 10 MILES AIRLINE SOUTHEAST OF DAVIS IN THE MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST.
THE TOWER IS A FOUR LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH A 10 FOOT SQUARE HOUSE MOUNTED ON TOP. IT IS ABOUT 70 FEET HIGH. THE APEX OF THE ROOF WAS INTERSECTED.