New Hampshire Fire Towers
Carter Dome Tower

Carter Dome Tower
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)


Town: Bean's Purchase
County: Coos
Mountain or Hill: Carter Dome
Height above sea level: 4832 FT
Tower Structure Height: 30 FT
Latitude: 44-16-11
Longitude: 71-10-33
First date of operation: 1907
Operating Agency: White Mtn. Nat. Forest
Type: Steel Tower

Other Photos

Carter Dome Tower circa 1930's
(Photo courtesy Jack Kelley)

Carter Dome Tower in 1915
(Photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


  • 1907-1947, removed in 1947 several tower structures
  • Observation towers were built by local woodsmen and guides as early as 1876 and replaced several times. It was used by the NH Forestry Commission from 1913 or so, and transferred to the USFS around 1918, when a new tower was built. This was replaced in 1924 by a steel tower, described as 30' high with a non-standard cab. It was abandoned and destroyed in 1947.


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