Glocester Town Pound

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Glocester Town Pound
Glocester Town Pound Rhode Island.jpg
Glocester Town Pound is located in Rhode Island
Glocester Town Pound
Location Glocester, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°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
Built 1748
Architect Unknown
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 70000021 [1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1970

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

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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