Prescott Tower Site
US 5, MA 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 5, MA 5 (view other lookout sites in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered September 3, 2008
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Lighthouse Hill
Franklin County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 24.671' W 072° 21.389' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 24' 40" W 072° 21' 23"
N 42.411180° W 072.356480°
Elevation 1,084 ft (330 m)


The 40' steel tower was first operated on April 1, 1912 and was staffed until 1913. The town of Prescott no longer exists in the state of Massachusetts. To make way for the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir, the state took the town by eminent domain. It was unincorporated as a town in 1938. Although much of the town is under the Quabbin Reservoir, the former site of this tower is still on dry land.


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