Bledsoe County Tennessee Division of Forestry District 3
. 1941: An existing 80-foot observation tower in the eastern part of the Fall Creek Falls State Park was converted into a fire detection facility. Also living quarters and other necessary out buildings were constructed.
August 5, 2015: "The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission, as the State Historic Preservation Office, administers the program in Tennessee. Sites added to the National Register of Historic Places are: Fall Creek Falls Fire Lookout Tower The steel frame Fall Creek Falls Lookout Tower was built around 1895 as an observation tower in Missionary Ridge, overlooking the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It was moved into the state park in 1941 as part of the efforts to manage the forested area. The 80-foot tall tower is at an elevation of 2,026 feet and the cabin provides a panoramic view of the surrounding forest. A historic crew house, pump/well house, cabin and several utility buildings are also located at the site. The fire lookout tower complex is important locally and statewide for its design and as a representation of the state’s efforts to protect and manage its natural resources." (The Chattanoogan.com)