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West Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
1. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
The Henry Knox Cannon Trail follows the route that Gen. Henry Knox used to transport 59 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point, New York to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the winter of 1775-1776.
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-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.414′ N, 72° 37.037′ W. Marker is in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue (Massachusetts Route 20) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Springfield MA 01089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hessian Encampment (a few steps from this marker); Hay Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Commanding Officer's House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Master Armorer's House (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Knox Trail Marker MA-8 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker MA-8
Main Arsenal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Armory Fence (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Shays’ Rebellion (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
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 - Introduction. New York State Conservation Department. (Submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. 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 EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in West Springfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Marker in West Springfield
The Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
4. The 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 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque
 
 
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 1,015 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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