Southborough 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-20.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, 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° 18.342′ N, 71° 31.75′ W. Marker is in Southborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 30) and Marlboro Road (Massachusetts Route 85), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is located in front of the Southborough Community House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southborough MA 01772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); American Revolutionary War Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Olde Burial Grounds (about 600 feet away); Reverend Nathan Stone (about 600 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); Joseph Burnett (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southborough.
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.)
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 1,366 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.