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Great Barrington in Berkshire 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-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 12.083′ N, 73° 20.914′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Route 23 and U.S. 7, on the left when traveling east on State Route 23. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Stanley Overlook (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Stanley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Memorial Street Light (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alternating Current Electrification (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers Around the World
Knox Trail Marker MA-3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker MA-3
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Niagara Movement (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Court House of Berkshire County (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
 
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 Great Barrington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Marker in Great Barrington
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
Detail of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
5. Detail of Plaque
The Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
6. The Noble Train of Artillery
This painting of Knox transporting the cannons is on display at Fort Ticonderoga. It was painted by Tom Lovell.
 
 
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 1,407 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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