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Athol in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Town Pound

 
 
Town Pound Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, July 8, 2019
1. Town Pound Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1800's there was a square enclosure of stone walls here. Built by the town to hold stray cattle and other animals. Their owners had to pay a claim fee to the pound keeper
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 42° 35.587′ N, 72° 13.061′ W. Marker is in Athol, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1251 Main St, Athol MA 01331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 4th Meetinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Town House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Town House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stagecoach Stop (approx. ¼ mile away); World War l Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Hiding Place for Slaves (approx. ¼ mile away); Uptown Common and 3rd Meetinghouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Toll Gate (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athol.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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