Cowesett Town Pound - Warwick, Rhode Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 41.142 W 071° 27.687
19T E 295141 N 4617808
Quick Description: Historic animal pound near Warwick, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 8:22:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMC749
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Cowesett Pound was built circa 1742 by David Green. The stone enclosure was built to hold stay animals. The town would appoint a pound keeper to feed, water, care for and collect a fee from the owner when they claimed their animals. The last pound keeper for the Cowesett Pound was appointed in 1926 thus the pound was used for nearly 200 years.

The pound is in a deteriorating state at this time but the basic form can still be seen. The pound was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Approximate dimensions: 40 x 40 feet

Condition: Portions intact, some disrepair

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone

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