Hillsdale in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Gen. Henry Knox
in the winter of 1775-1776
to deliver to
Gen. George Washington
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga
used to force the British
Army to evacuate Boston
The State of New York
during the sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution
Erected 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-29.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the General Henry Knox Trail series list.
Location. 42° 15.741′ N, 73° 28.508′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Nobletown Road (New York State Route 22) and New York State Route 71, on the left when traveling east on Nobletown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsdale NY 12529, 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. Oscar Beckwith (approx. 1.2 Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Charles Kinne (approx. 2.9 miles away); Austerlitz Historic District (approx. 3.3 miles away); Edna St. Vincent Millay (approx. 3.3 miles away); Early Tavern (approx. 3.4 miles away); Downing Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); General Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away in Massachusetts).
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a relief scene of Gen. Knox overseeing several teams of oxen dragging the artillery pieces. The left of the marker contains a map tracing the route taken from Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass. Indicated along the route are the New York towns of Ft. George, Ft. Edward, Saratoga, Half Moon, Albany, Kinderhook, Claverack and Nobletown.
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. Henry Knox Trail. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute entry (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
3. Henry Knox. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6, 7. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.