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Marlborough in Middlesex 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-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 20.801′ N, 71° 33.08′ W. Marker is in Marlborough, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Prospect Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marlborough MA 01752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doughboy Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); High School Common (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert W. "Red" Touchette (about 600 feet away); Lieut Wm. Munroe Brigham Jr. Park (about 700 feet away); The Volunteer
Knox Trail Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker on Main Street
(about 700 feet away); The John Brown Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williams Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mary Goodnow's Grave (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marlborough.
 
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 in Marlborough image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Marker in Marlborough
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 1,306 times since then and 127 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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