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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
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 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-11½.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Henry Knox Trail series list.
 
Location. 43° 9.652′ N, 73° 34.679′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 4 and Lock Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 4. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Miller (within shouting distance of this marker); Duer House
Knox Trail Marker in Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Knox Trail Marker in Fort Edward
This marker is one of 56 markers that were placed along the route followed by Henry Knox's train of artillery.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge William Duer (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Miller (approx. ¾ mile away); Gen. Washington (approx. 1.2 miles away); Five Porch Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Martin John Burke (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gen. Schuyler's Intrenchments (approx. 2½ 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 - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Knox Cannon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Knox Cannon Trail Marker
Marker is on a triangle of land at the intersection near the Fort Miller Wesleyan Church.
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 27, 2007
4. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The marker is situated in a triangular green at the Junction of Route 4 and Lock Road. Route 4 is in the foregroud and the Fort Miller Wesleyan Church is to the right (north).
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 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 August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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