New Hampshire Fire Towers
Black Mountain Tower

Black Mountain Tower circa 1944
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)


Town: Benton
County: Grafton
Mountain or Hill: Black Mountain
Height above sea level: 2768 FT
Tower Structure Height: 28 FT
Latitude: 44-04-41
Longitude: 71-55-29
First date of operation: 1911
Operating Agency: White Mtn. Nat. Forest
Type: Steel Tower

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  • 1911-1964 razed 1978.
  • The original tower was built by the NH Timberland Owners Association, of wood with an open top. This was replaced by a steel tower 20' tall, with an enclosed cab. It was transferred to the USFS-WMNF in 1939. The steel tower was damaged in the 1938 hurricane, and rebuilt perhaps by the CCC. The WMNF Administrative Atlas describes it as "Hgt. 28'. Type CT-2, cab type R-6, built 1941. It was removed from service and destroyed in 1978.


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