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

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. 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-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.752′ N, 71° 54.736′ W. Marker is in Leicester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Leicester Public Library at 1136 Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1136 Main Street, Leicester MA 01524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Worcester (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Indian Village Pakachoag
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on Main Street
(approx. 4.9 miles away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6 miles away); First Mill (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 6.1 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
 
Marker at Leicester Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Marker at Leicester Public Library
Noble Train of Artillery image. 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 image. 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 954 times since then and 98 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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