Stratham Hill Fire Tower
US 683, NH 20

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 683, NH 20 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered December 15, 2006
Nominated by Iris W. Baird, NH Firetower Historian
Location Town of Stratham
Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 43° 02.367' W 070° 53.401' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 02' 22" W 070° 53' 24"
N 43.039450° W 070.890020°
Elevation 273 ft (83 m)
Built 1931
Administered by Stratham Fire Department
Cooperators Stratham Fire Department


The Stratham Hill Fire Tower was constructed in 1931 by the N.H. Department of Forests and Lands on property that had been donated as a community park in 1905. The 53' steel tower, with a public observation platform at the 45' level has a 10'x10' cab with no catwalk. Staffed by the state until 1976, it is now maintained by the Town of Stratham. The original wooden cab was burned in 1997 and replaced with a metal cab.


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Visit Reports

August 21, 2017: Tim Slager


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Not Applicable
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Not Applicable
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Outide of some graffiti, tower is in good overall condition.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: Microwave antenna for Public Safety Communications. 2 VHF Antennas for State Police

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted?
Directions to tower signed?



Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities?
Volunteer maintenance opportunities?