Controlling Livestock: The Town Pound

Controlling Livestock: The Town Pound (HM2A90)

Location: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 6.365', W 72° 5.913'

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Livestock were everywhere in farming communities.Although the law required that they be fenced in, they often got loose. Stray animals were brought to town pounds like this large stone structure, where they were impounded and cared for until they were claimed. Owners paid a fine to the pound keeper to recover a stray animal, and were liable for any damage the beast had done.Pound keepers - as well as field drivers, who rounded up stray animals - were elected by each town. Not all pounds were as substantial as this one, which is a reproduction.
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HM NumberHM2A90
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Date Added Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 739902 N 4665629
Decimal Degrees42.10608333, -72.09855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.365', W 72° 5.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 21.9" N, 72° 5' 54.78" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US
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