New Hampshire Fire Towers
Fox Forest Tower (Monroe Hill)


Fox Forest Tower
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)



Town: Hillsborough
County: Hillsborough
Mountain or Hill: Fox Forest Tower
Height above sea level: Unknown
Tower Structure Height: Unknown
Latitude: 43-09-23
Longitude: 71-55-40
First date of operation: 1934
Operating Agency: NH Forestry Service
Type: Steel Tower

Other Photos

Fox Forest Tower in circa 1930's
(Photo courtesy Jack Kelley)


  • Memorial tower built in 1934 said to be intended for fire detection. Used for emergency, it was overlooked by the stations on Crotched, Monadnock and Kearsarge (South)
  • The photo may or may not be the tower that was used for detection.
  • On the summit, a concrete base or step exists with a date on it which is not readable. It is speculated that what may have happened was that the people on the forest may have reused all or some of the steel on the "original" structure to make the current version.


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