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Southborough 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-20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.342′ N, 71° 31.75′ W. Marker is in Southborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 30) and Marlboro Road (Massachusetts Route 85), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Southborough Community House. Marker is in this post office area: Southborough MA 01772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williams Tavern (approx. 2.9 miles away); The John Brown Bell (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Knox Trail Marker in Southborough image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker in Southborough
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert W. "Red" Touchette (approx. 3.1 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lieut Wm. Munroe Brigham Jr. Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Volunteer (approx. 3.1 miles away); High School Common (approx. 3.1 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 Southborough Community House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Marker at Southborough Community House
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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 74 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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