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

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
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-16.)
 
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° 16.259′ N, 71° 47.998′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Highland Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is located to the right of the Worcester Court House steps in Lincoln Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First School-House in Worcester (a few steps from this marker); George Washington
Knox Trail Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker on Main Street
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Worcester (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Mill (about 800 feet away); Worcester's First City Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Irish Community in Worcester (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Frisbie Hoar (approx. 0.6 miles away); Company C, 2nd Mass. Inf. U.S.V. (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
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.) 
 
Marker at Worcester Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Marker at Worcester Court House
Noble Train of Artillery image. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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