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Orange in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Orange Town Pound

Built Mid 1700s

Orange Town Pound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Polly Lyman, May 8, 2014
1. Orange Town Pound Marker
Inscription.  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 2010 by Orange Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 37.655′ N, 72° 16.295′ W. Marker is in Orange, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeler Avenue and E Road, on the right when traveling north on Wheeler Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange MA 01364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonial Home 1777 (approx. 3½ miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 3½ miles away); Town Pound (approx. 3.6 miles away); 4th Meetinghouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Town House (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Town House
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Hiding Place for Slaves (approx. 3.8 miles away); Stagecoach Stop (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2014. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Polly Lyman of New Salem, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 5, 2022