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Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17, Mechanicville, NY image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17, Mechanicville, NY
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
Gen. Henry Knox
In the Winter of 1775 - 1776
To Deliver To
Gen. George Washington
At Cambridge
The Train of Artillery
From Fort Ticonderoga
Used to Force the British
Army to Evacuate Boston

Erected by
The State of New York
During the Sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution

 
Erected 1927 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the General Henry Knox Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 42° 54.148′ N, 73° 41.222′ W. Marker is in Mechanicville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Post Office Street, on the right when traveling north on
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South Main Street. The Gen. Henry Knox Marker is on the front lawn of the Mechanicville Community Services Center 6 South Main Street, and immediatly north of the Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 South Main Street, Mechanicville NY 12118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patenaude Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Denier Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Col. Ellsworth (approx. ¼ mile away); Immigrant City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Canal Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mechanicville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Yards (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milltown USA (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicville.
 
More about this marker. The marker consists of a bronze plaque mounted on a large stone base. The plaque is attributed to sculptor Henry James Albright, 1887-1951.

A relief plaque on a stone marker commemorates General Henry Knox's delivery of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to General George Washington at Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776. The image on the relief plaque depicts a young male figure driving a team of oxen. A uniformed male, probably General Knox, stands to the far right. The left side of the plaque contains a map that traces Knox's route from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, also naming Ft George, Ft Edward, Saratoga,
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker <i>NY-17</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2009
2. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17
Marker is on the front lawn of the Mechanicville Community Services Center.
Halfmoon, Albany, Kinderhook, Claverach, and Noblestown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Additional keywords. George Washington, Ft George, Ft Edward, Saratoga, Halfmoon, Albany, Kinderhook, Claverach, Noblestown, Cambridge, Historic Trial
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker <i>NY-17</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2009
3. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker NY-17
Gen. Henry Knox image. Click for full size.
Photographed By U.S. Army Center Of Military History
4. Gen. Henry Knox
Born in Boston, July 25, 1750, and died Oct. 25, 1806
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. 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 October 27, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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