Orange Town Pound - Orange, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 37.664 W 072° 16.293
18T E 723736 N 4723085
Quick Description: The Orange Town Pound is located on Wheeler Avenue north of the intersection of E Road, on the right side of the road when traveling north.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2017 4:26:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMW1FF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Too Tall John
Views: 7

Long Description:

The Orange Town Pound is a large square structure made of field stones. It contains a single opening in the front of the northwest side and is quite overgrown inside. A sign on the road identifies the Orange Town Pound. It is inscribed:

ORANGE TOWN POUND
    BUILT MID 1700'S

USED TO HOLD STRAY FARM
ANIMALS UNTIL CLAIMED BY
THEIR OWNERS. A FEE WAS
PAID FOR THEIR RELEASE.
MOST COLONIAL TOWNS HAD
A POUND; THIS IS ONE OF
VERY FEW STILL STANDING.

                  ERECTED BY
ORANGE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

Approximate dimensions: 40' by 40'

Condition: Structure mostly intact

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone

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