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Hillsdale in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Gen. Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point, New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776.
Inscription.
Through this place passed
Gen. Henry Knox
in the winter of 1775-1776
to deliver to
Gen. George Washington
at Cambridge
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga
used to force the British
Army to evacuate Boston

Erected by
The State of New York
during the sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution

 
Erected 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 15.741′ N, 73° 28.508′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Nobletown Road (New York State Route 22) and New York State Route 71, on the left when traveling east on Nobletown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsdale NY 12529, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Downing Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); General Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away in Massachusetts); Cpl. Frank R. Fratellenico, Jr.
Knox Trail Marker NY-29 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker NY-29
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Hillsdale Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6.5 miles away); William Stanley (approx. 7.3 miles away in Massachusetts); Memorial Street Light (approx. 7.3 miles away in Massachusetts). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsdale.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a relief scene of Gen. Knox overseeing several teams of oxen dragging the artillery pieces. The left of the marker contains a map tracing the route taken from Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass. Indicated along the route are the New York towns of Ft. George, Ft. Edward, Saratoga, Half Moon, Albany, Kinderhook, Claverack and Nobletown.
 
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 - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker on Nobletown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Marker on Nobletown Road
 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Hillsdale Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Hillsdale Knox Trail Marker
This marker is one of two located in the town of Hillsdale. The other can be found at the Massachusetts border.
Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
5. Knox Trail Marker
The monument is located on a triangle of land, east of the intersection of New York Routes 22 and 71.
The Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. The Noble Train of Artillery
This Tom Lovell painting of General Knox and his soldiers transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 851 times since then. 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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