Raleigh/Wyoming Counties West Virginia Division of Forestry
October 10, 1926: "The Ivy Knob station is connected on a thirty-mile line to Montcoal where toll connection is available through the Charleston central office." (Charleston Gazette)
September 22, 1935: "Ivy Knob, This lookout summit is situated in Marsh Fork district, and although slightly higher than Huff's Knob, is not so easily reached. At the present stage of road construction, a mountain climb of several miles confronts him who would see it. But those who have ascended to its crest, where the government maintains a forest lookout tower, are enthusiastic in their laudation of its scenic compass." (The Raleigh Register)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - IVY KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER 1952 PID - GX3373 STATE/COUNTY- WV/WYOMING COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - ARNETT (1989)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1952 (LFW) THE POINT OBSERVED UPON WAS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NOAMA AND ON THE SUMMIT OF IVY KNOB, ONE OF THE PEAKS OF THE CHERRY POND RANGE AND NEAR THE CORNER OF BOONE AND WYOMING COUNTIES AT THE HEAD WATERS OF PEACH CREEK. THE TOWER IS ON PROPERTY LEASED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE.
THE TOWER IS A STEEL STRUCTURE WITH FOUR LEGS AND APPROXIMATELY 65 FEET HIGH. IT HAS THE REGULATION GLASS ENCLOSED OBSERVATION CAB ON THE TOP WITH AN INSIDE STAIRWAY LEADING TO SAME. THE STRUCTURE IS PAINTED GREY IN ITS ENTIRETY.
A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO TRIANGULATION STATION IVY 1881-1935, THE DISTANCE BEING 4.840 METERS.
STATION IVY IS REACHED FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HWYS 10 AND 79, AT THE SOUTHEAST EDGE OF OCEANA. GO NORTHEAST ON HIGHWAY 79 FOR 8.8 MILES TOWARD KOPPERSTON, TO A POINT WHERE THE HIGHWAY MAKES A HORSESHOE TURN AND A GRAVELED ROAD LEADING TO THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO UPHILL ON A GRAVELED AND BLADED ROAD FOR ABOUT 2-1/4 MILES TO THE SOUTH END OF THE RIDGE, IVY KNOB LOOKOUT TOWER AND STATION IVY.
A JEEP WILL BE REQUIRED TO DRIVE THE LAST 2-1/4 MILES TO THE STATION.