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Crown Point in Essex 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, November 9, 2018
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Gen. Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass in the winter of 1775-76.
Inscription.  
On May 11, 1775 American
forces took possession of
Crown Point and 111
cannon of which 29, along
with 30 from Fort
Ticonderoga, made up the
Noble Train of Artillery that
Henry Knox delivered to
Gen. George Washington to
force the British out of Boston.

 
Erected 2017 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Friends of Crown Point. (Marker Number NY-0.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 44° 1.782′ N, 73° 25.657′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Grandview Drive, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in front of the museum at Crown Point State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crown Point: Military Focus (a few steps from this marker); The French at Crown Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome To The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
2. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Selecting a Bridge Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort St. Frédéric (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eastern Terminus (about 400 feet away); The 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge (about 400 feet away); The White Flag (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crown Point.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a relief scene of Continental soldiers loading several teams of oxen with 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 Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Mass.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Knox Trail. (Submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of General Henry Knox. (Submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Crown Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
3. Marker at Crown Point
Museum at Crown Point Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
4. Museum at Crown Point Historic Site
The Gen. Henry Knox Trail marker is seen here in front of the Crown Point museum.
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Noble Train of Artillery
This painting of Knox transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga. It was painted by Tom Lovell.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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