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Northborough 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-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.214′ N, 71° 38.271′ W. Marker is in Northborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 Main Street, Northborough MA 01532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Minuteman (within shouting distance of this marker); Northborough World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary Goodnow's Grave (approx. 1.9 miles away); Williams Tavern (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Marker on Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on Main Street
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Shrewsbury Minute Men (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lieut Wm. Munroe Brigham Jr. Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Volunteer (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northborough.
 
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 Northborough Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker in Northborough
The Minuteman Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
4. The Minuteman
This statue of a colonial minuteman is located next to the marker.
Minuteman Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
5. Minuteman Plaque
In honor of the men and women
of Northborough who served
our nation in war and peace

2005
Noble Train of Artillery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. 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 1,187 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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