Town Pound - Hudson, New Hampshire
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N 42° 45.125 W 071° 25.035
19T E 302178 N 4736118
Quick Description: Hudson's town pound dates back to 1772.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2010 6:50:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM8T7Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
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Long Description:
This fairly well preserved town pound, located at the intersection of Pelham Road and Melendy Road in Hudson, was originally establish in 1772 by Town Council vote. Town historic records indicate that other pounds were voted in earlier, but no evidence of the previous pounds exists today, and in fact, they may not have ever been constructed.

According to the book "History of Hudson, NH: formerly part of Dunstable, Mass., 1673 - 1733" (Kimbal Webster , George Waldo Browne), town records include the following entry for March 9, 1772:

"The town voted to build a Pound and set it on ye high land between Nehemiah Hadley's and Timothy Smith's, and chose Lt. Reuben Spalding, Asa Davis, and William Burns a committee to erect the same, and also voted to build it with stone, and to be 33 feet within the walls, the height to be six feet of stone and one foot of wood, and that it shall be acomplished by the middle of September next, and that the wages shall be fifteen shillings silver old Tenor per day for man and ten shillings for a yoke of oxen and four shillings and sixpence for a cart."

Timothy Smith was the original keeper of the pound.

The intersection can be busy at times, so use care when visiting. A small pull off (dirt) is available for parking on Pelham Road just to the east of the town pound.
Approximate dimensions: 33 feet by 33 feet

Condition: Structure mostly intact

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone & Wood

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