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Spencer in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point to Cambridge, Mass in the winter of 1775-76.
Inscription.
Through this place passed
General Henry Knox
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
to deliver to
General George Washington
at Cambridge
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga used
to force the British Army
to evacuate Boston.

Erected by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts 1927

 
Erected 1927 by Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (Marker Number MA-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.639′ N, 71° 59.66′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on Main Street, between Pleasant Street and Mechanic Street. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer MA 01562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away); Brookfield (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Gilbert
Marker on Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on Main Street
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 7.3 miles away); Worcester (approx. 8 miles away); Clara Bartonís Birthplace (approx. 8.4 miles away); Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief bronze plaque depicting Gen. Knox overseeing a train of ox-drawn sleds.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers follow the route used by Knox to transfer cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Knox Trail - History. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Knox Trail Marker in Spencer, Mass Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker in Spencer, Mass
Noble Train of Artillery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. Noble Train of Artillery
This painting of Knox transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga. It was painted by Tom Lovell.
Detail of Plaque on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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