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Watertown in Middlesex 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 14, 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-26.)
 
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.
 
Location. 42° 22.248′ N, 71° 9.834′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Auburn Street (Massachusetts Route 16) and Winsor Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Mt. Auburn Street. Marker is located in front of the Watertown Public Library - East Branch. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Watertown MA 02472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Marker on Mt. Auburn Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Mt. Auburn Street
flies. Watertown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sir Richard's Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away); Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington Elm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 2.2 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 . . .  Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Knox Trail Marker in Watertown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Knox Trail Marker in Watertown
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.
Closeup of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Closeup of Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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