James City County Chesapeake Pulp and Paper Company Co-op Virginia Department of Forestry
October 17, 1933: "There has been erected on the land of H. P. Hazelwood, a look-out, 120 feet high, by the Chesapeake Pulp and Paper Co., for observing forest fires. The company has extensive timber holdings in James City and New Kent Counties, and this tower being situated on the highest point in either county makes it ideal as means of detecting forest fires for many miles." (Daily Press)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - JAMES CITY LOOKOUT TOWER PID - GV4691 STATE/COUNTY- VA/JAMES CITY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - TOANO (1986)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (GWL) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE BARHAMSVILLE LOOKOUT TOWER WHICH IS LOCATED ABOUT 2 MILES SE OF THE VILLAGE OF BARHAMSVILLE. IT IS ON A SMALL CLEARED KNOLL 0.2 MILE E OF STATE HIGHWAY 168, ON THE PROPERTY OF H.P. HAZELWOOD. IT IS A 4-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH WITH A GLASS ENCLOSED CAB ON THE TOP. IT IS OWNED BY THE CHESAPEAKE CORPORATION AND OPERATED IN COOPERATION WITH THE STATE FOREST SERVICE. THE APEX OF THE ROOF WAS THE POINT OBSERVED UPON.