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Shrewsbury 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-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.805′ N, 71° 42.837′ W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Boylston Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the Shrewsbury town common. Marker is in this post office area: Shrewsbury MA 01545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shrewsbury Minute Men (a few steps from this marker); Wigwam Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Worcester (approx. 3.3 miles away); Northborough World War I Memorial (approx.
Marker on the Shrewsbury Common Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on the Shrewsbury Common
3.9 miles away); The Minuteman (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Samuel Leonardson (approx. 4.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Jonas Rice (approx. 4.7 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
 
Detail of Plaque on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Detail of Plaque on Marker
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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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