Shrewsbury in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail
General Henry Knox
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
to deliver to
General George Washington
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-17.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 17.805′ N, 71° 42.837′ W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Boylston Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located on the Shrewsbury town common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shrewsbury MA 01545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shrewsbury Minute Men (a few steps from this marker); Wigwam Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Worcester Northborough World War I Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Minuteman (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Samuel Leonardson (was approx. 4.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Jonas Rice (approx. 4.7 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 - History. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.