Massachusetts Fire Towers
Kingston Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #8

Kingston Tower in 1995
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


Town: Kingston
County: Plymouth
Mountain or Hill: Monks Hill
Height above sea level: 235 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-57-39
Longitude: 42-57-39
First date of operation: Oct 1, 1916
Type: Steel Tower



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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The original tower was a 38 FT iron tower
  • A half mile of phone line was laid to this tower
  • In 1936, two-way radios were installed
  • A new tower (current one) was built in 1956.
  • In 1969, the tower land was officially purchased from the Girl Scouts of America.


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