Glocester Town Pound

The Glocester Town Pound is a historic animal pound on Pound Road and Chopmist Hill Road in Glocester, Rhode Island.

Glocester Town Pound
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Glocester Town Pound is located in Rhode Island
Glocester Town Pound
Glocester Town Pound is located in the United States
Glocester Town Pound
LocationGlocester, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°53′44″N 71°40′9″W / 41.89556°N 71.66917°W / 41.89556; -71.66917Coordinates: 41°53′44″N 71°40′9″W / 41.89556°N 71.66917°W / 41.89556; -71.66917
Built1748
NRHP reference No.70000021 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 1970

The stone pound was built in 1748 to confine stray livestock and is claimed by the town to be the oldest extant pound in America.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

Town Pound

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Glocester Rhode Island Historic Sites