Fort Edward in Washington 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-11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Henry Knox Trail series list.
Location. 43° 16.4′ N, 73° 35.184′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 4) and Case Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is located in front of the Fort Edward High School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane McCrea (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to Jane McCrea (within shouting distance Old Military Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Empire State Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rogers Island - Fort Edward, NY (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Rogers Island - Fort Edward, NY (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Jane McCrea (approx. half a mile away); The Hudson River at Fort Edward, NY (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
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. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute website entry (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Henry Knox. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on July 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.