Knob Lick Towersite is an acre towersite purchased from the U. Forest Service for use as a fire detection tower to locate wildfires in southern St. Francois and northern Madison counties. Although used regularly in the past, the tower is only seldom used now because few wild areas exist within the tower's viewing range.
Knob Lick, Missouri
Nelson's Music City, Knob Lick, MO
Route 67 , approximately eight miles south of Farmington. Knob Lick has a post office with zip code ,  which has been in operation since The community takes its name from nearby Knob Lick Mountain. In the Ozarks , knob typically refers to an isolated summit, and lick is a natural " salt lick " or salt spring. A gravel road leads to the conservation area which includes a granite glade , picnic facilities, and a closed fire lookout tower.
Why change the site?
Knob Lick Missouri Cemetery Association. Knob Lick Missouri History. By: Jennie Moore.
It was a town of considerable size and importance due to the fact it served as a shipping point for the granite quarries located in the south part of the County. Just west of Knob Lick is one of the granite peaks of the St. Francois mountains and here for many years large quantities of granite were quarried later to be used as paving blocks, buildings of various kinds and as monumental blocks.