Town Pound - Westwood, Massachusetts
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N 42° 14.435 W 071° 12.762
19T E 317436 N 4678858
A historical marker notes the location of Westwood's Town Pound
Waymark Code: WM8Z5D
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 06/03/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
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This marker is located a few feet from the stone wall enclosure once used by Westwood to hold stray livestock. The original Westwood Town Pound (visit link) consisted of a wooden fence, but was later replaced by the stone walled structure found at this location today.

The town pound appears on Westwood's official town seal.

Text of the marker reads:

Town Pound
Built in 1700 by Lieut. Joseph Colburn
"Land beyond ye Great Rocks Westward"
Marks the location of grant of land in West Dedham made to Rev. John Allin in 1639
Agency Responsible for Placement: Other (Place below)

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Town of Westwood

County: Norfolk

City/Town Name: Westwood, MA

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Year Placed: Not listed

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