Georgetown Fire Tower
US 589, MA 16

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 589, MA 16 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered June 30, 2004
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Town of Georgetown
Essex County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 42.467' W 071° 00.917' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 42' 28" W 071° 00' 55"
N 42.707780° W 071.015280°
Elevation 347 ft (106 m)
Built 1969
Administered by Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 5


The Georgetown Fire Tower has an unusual cab with a catwalk on the roof. The 70’ tower with 10'x10' cab was built in 1969 by the Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control replacing a 40’ tower on nearby Baldpate Hill built in 1917. The first tower in that location was a unique 30’ tower with a spiral staircase and a 12’x12’ cab in use through 1937.


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