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Wilbraham in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

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
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-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 9.109′ N, 72° 25.533′ W. Marker is in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Boston Road (U.S. 20) near Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilbraham MA 01095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington Memorial Highway (approx. 3.8 miles away); Washington Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur (approx. 8 miles away); Shays’ Rebellion
Knox Trail Marker MA-10 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker MA-10
(approx. 8.3 miles away); Szot Memorial Park Fountain (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka (approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 8.5 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 - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Wilbraham Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Wilbraham Knox Trail Marker
This view of the marker is from Main Street, immediately east of the junction of Boston Road and Maple Street.
Marker on Boston Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Marker on Boston Road
Detail of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque
The Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. The 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 1,030 times since then and 16 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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