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Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 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-4.)
 
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° 49.179′ N, 73° 25.482′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Black Point Road and Mossy Point Road, on the right when traveling south on Black Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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Abercrombie's Landing (approx. ¾ mile away); Carillon Outpost (approx. 0.8 miles away); LaChute River Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Summit of Mount Defiance (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Defiance at War (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Dominating Presence with Many Names (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Valley (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
More about this 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.
 
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 August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Henry Knox. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on May 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Knox Trail Marker in Ticonderoga Village image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Knox Trail Marker in Ticonderoga Village
This marker is one of 56 markers that were placed along the route followed by Henry Knox's train of artillery.
Marker at Mossy Point Boat Launch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Marker at Mossy Point Boat Launch
This Knox Trail Marker is located at the entrance to the Mossy Point Boat Launch Site in the Lake George Park section of Ticonderoga.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. 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 May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,084 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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