Blandford in Hampden 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-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • 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° 10.828′ N, 72° 55.76′ W. Marker is in Blandford, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Otis Stage Road (Massachusetts Route 23) and N Blandford Road, on the left when traveling east on Otis Stage Road. Marker is located in small memorial park at the Blandford Highway Department Garage. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blandford MA 01008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of Roll of Honor (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Store at West Granville (approx. 7.2 miles away); In Memory of Gordon Hall (approx. 8.1 miles away); Tolland Honor Roll (approx. 8.1 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 8.4 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 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.