Ghent in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Gen. Henry Knox
in the winter of 1775-1776
to deliver to
Gen. George Washington
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga
used to force the British
Army to evacuate Boston
The State of New York
during the sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution
Erected 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-28.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
Location. 42° 16.932′ N, 73° 35.966′ W. Marker is in Ghent, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of Harlemville Road and Taconic State Pkwy (New York State Route 987G), on the left when traveling south on Harlemville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ghent NY 12075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbia County (approx. 1½ miles away); Downing Church (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cpl. Frank R. Fratellenico, Jr. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6½ miles away); Farmhands and Fishing (approx. 8 miles away); Lindenwald (approx. 8 miles away); Lindenwald and the Old Post Road (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ghent.
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 November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Major General Henry Knox. Knox biography from the American Revolution website. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.