Monterey in Berkshire 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-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 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° 10.732′ N, 73° 12.637′ W. Marker is in Monterey, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on Massachusetts Route 23, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey MA 01245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Town Meeting (approx. 4 miles away); Elihu Burritt (approx. 4 miles away); New Marlborough: The Stagecoach EraOtis Veterans Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away); William Stanley Overlook (approx. 7.6 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 7.6 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 November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.