Olde Towne Pound - Hopkington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 13.451 W 071° 31.870
19T E 291105 N 4677769
Quick Description: The Hopkington, MA Olde Towne Pound is located along Route 135, West Main Street.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 5:48:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMF13R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Town of Hopkington dates back to the Colonial era. It was founded in 1715, when much of Massachusetts was rural and there was a need for a town pound. Since, the town is very proud of its heritage, they have preserved, maintained and marked the old town pound with a sign. The pound is located on the west side of Route 135 west of the town center.

The pound is roughly circular with a diameter of about 30'. It is constructed of stones, piled to a height of about 3', typical for New England stone wall construction. At one time a plywood cow was on display in the pound but it disappeared in 2008.
Approximate dimensions: 30' in diameter

Condition: Well preserved or restored

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone

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