New Hampshire Fire Towers
Cardigan Mountain Tower

Cardigan Tower
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)


Town: Orange
County: Grafton
Mountain or Hill: Cardigan Mountain
Height above sea level: 3121 FT
Tower Structure Height: 15 FT
Latitude: 43-39-07
Longitude: 71-55-04
First date of operation: 1924
Operating Agency: NH Forestry Service
Type: Steel Tower

Other Photos

Cardigan Tower in 1923
(Photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


  • 1924-present
  • Steel tower 15' high was fabricated in the NH Forestry Commission workshop, the first tower in the state not purchased from a tower manufacturer. It is possible that there was an earlier wooden tower, built around 1903, on a site used by the USGS survey team in the 1880s.


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