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Waltham in Middlesex 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 14, 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-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.563′ N, 71° 14.972′ W. Marker is in Waltham, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 20) and Weston Street (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waltham MA 02453, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington Memorial Highway (here, next to this marker); Watertown (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Watertown
Knox Trail Marker in Waltham Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker in Waltham
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Early Meeting House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Roger Clap Memorial (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing); Charles Follen (approx. 4.3 miles away); Robbins Cemetery (approx. 4.3 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 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers on Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Markers on Main Street
Knox Trail marker is located next to one for George Washington.
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.
Detail of Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 40 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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