Rhode Island Fire Towers
Jerimoth Hill Tower

Jerimoth Hill Tower Site in 2005
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Town: Foster
County: Providence
Mountain or Hill: Jerimoth Hill
Height above sea level: 812 FT
Tower Structure Height: Unknown
Latitude: 41-51-00
Longitude: 71-46-52
First date of operation: 1917
Type: Wood Tower

Other Photos

Possible footing re-bar in 2005
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

URI Telescope Platform in 2005
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Summit High Point in 2005
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)



  • This tower was removed in 1926
  • The tower site is currently on private land. The landowner allows hikes on weekends.
  • Jermoth Hill is Rhode Island's highest point.
  • The site is currently occupied by a telescope platform owned by the University of Rhode Island.
  • A 2005 site visit by FFLA members located some old re-bar in the ground which may have been part of the original tower footings.


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