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

Knox Gun Crossing

 
 
Knox Gun Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. Knox Gun Crossing Marker
Inscription.
Documentation shows that this
is the most likely site of
the Knox caravan trail
during the winter of 1775-1776.

 
Erected by Village of Valatie.
 
Location. 42° 24.726′ N, 73° 40.786′ W. Marker is in Valatie, New York, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Elm Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the Pachaquack Nature Preserve, which can be reached at the end of Elm Street. Marker is in this post office area: Valatie NY 12184, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathan Wild House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gimp Mill (about 600 feet away); Glynn Homestead (about 700 feet away); The Depot (about 700 feet away); Hoes House (about 700 feet away); U.S. Hotel (about 800 feet away); Welcome to Valatie (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Valatie.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Knox Trail – History. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website.
Marker in Pachaquack Nature Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Marker in Pachaquack Nature Preserve
(Submitted on November 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Valatie image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. Marker in Valatie
Knox Gun Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
4. Knox Gun Crossing Marker
Knox Gun Water Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
5. Knox Gun Water Crossing
A view of Kinderhook Creek seen from near the marker.
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 575 times since then and 15 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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