South Boston in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail
the cannon brought by
General Henry Knox
from Fort Ticonderoga
to deliver to
General George Washington
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
were 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-28.)
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° 19.963′ N, 71° 2.746′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in South Boston. Marker can be reached from Thomas Park. Marker is located in Dorchester Heights National Historic Site in Thomas Park in South Boston. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorchester Heights (a few steps from this marker); On these Heights (a few steps from this marker); American RedoubtsDorchester Heights (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dorchester Heights Thomas Park (about 400 feet away); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); Defending the Colonies 1763 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boston Massacre 1770 / The East India Company (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
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. and later to Dorchester Heights.
Also see . . . Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.