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Brookfield in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Henry Knox Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 42° 12.98′ N, 72° 6.171′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and River Street (Massachusetts Route 148), on the right when traveling east on W Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield MA 01506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brookfield Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brookfield Civil War Memorial
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on Main Street
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(about 500 feet away); Brookfield World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Brookfield Spanish-American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Merrick Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Banister Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Brookfield (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookfield.
 
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 . . .  Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Brookfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Brookfield Marker
Marker is located in Brookfield, a town settled in 1660.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 from Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jan. 27, 2023