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Jefferson, Maine: Jefferson Cattle Pound

In 1829, making use of one of Maine's most abundant natural resources (rocks), Silas Noyes built an outdoor enclosure for stray cattle. Convenient roadside location. Has its own plaque.

Address:
Gardiner Rd, Jefferson, ME
Directions:
West of town. On the south side of ME-126/Gardiner Rd, a little over a half-mile west of its junction with ME-213/Bunker Hill Rd.
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Jefferson Cattle Pound.

Jefferson Cattle Pound

Built in 1829 by Silas Noyes, a local resident, at a cost of $28. It is one of Maine's best-preserved stone cattle pounds. Prior to its construction the town Pound Keepers (there were seven at one time) had to keep stray animals on their own properties. The pound remained in use until about 1888, when the office of Pound Keeper was discontinued. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

[Tim Fogle, 03/29/2024]

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