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Brookfield in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
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
General Henry Knox
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
to deliver to
General George Washington
at Cambridge
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-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 12.98′ N, 72° 6.171′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and River Street (Massachusetts Route 148), on the right when traveling east on W Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield MA 01506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial ( approx. half a mile away); Brookfield ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Gilbert ( approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on Main Street
named Gen. Henry Knox Trail ( approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Post Road ( approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail ( approx. 5.9 miles away); 1st Lt. Joshua L. Booth USMC ( approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookfield.
 
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 . . .
1. The Knox Trail - History. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Brookfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
3. Brookfield Marker
Marker is located in Brookfield, a town settled in 1660.
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
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.
Detail of Plaque from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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