Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail
General Henry Knox
in the winter of
1775 – 1776
to deliver to
General George Washington
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-26.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 22.248′ N, 71° 9.834′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Auburn Street (Massachusetts Route 16) and Winsor Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Mt. Auburn Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Watertown Public Library - East Branch. Marker is in this post office area: Watertown MA 02472, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roger Clap Memorial (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Watertown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sir Richard's Landing (was approx. 1.4 miles away Sir Richard's Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away); Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington First Took Command (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
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 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.