Meeting set to consider Overton site for National Register of Historic Places

NASHVILLE – The Twinton Fire Lookout Tower in Overton County will be under consideration when the Tennessee State Review Board meets to examine proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 9 a.m. The board is a function of the State Historic Preservation Office, which is under the Tennessee Historical Commission. The meeting will be held via WebEx. Information on attending the meeting remotely can be obtained by visiting the National Register webpage or the calendar of events.

The Board will vote on 7 nominations from across the state:

  • T-201 Aircraft Hangar – Coffee County
  • Beck Knob Cemetery – Hamilton County 
  • Price- Evans Foundry – Hamilton County 
  • Big Hill Fire Lookout Tower – Marion County 
  • Twinton Fire Lookout Tower – Overton County
  • Overton Park Court Apartments – Shelby County 
  • Chuck Swan Fire Lookout Tower – Union County

Copies of draft nominations to be examined at the meeting can be found on the National Register webpage.

Those nominations that are found to meet the criteria will be sent for final approval to the National Register of Historic Places in the Department of the Interior. The Tennessee State Review Board is composed of 13 members with backgrounds in American history, architecture, archaeology, or related fields. It also includes members representing the public. The National Register program was authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The public is invited to attend the WebEx meeting.

For more information about the National Register meeting contact Rebecca Schmitt at . Visit to find out more about our programs. 

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