Great Barrington in Berkshire 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-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 The Niagara Movement (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite (approx. ¾ mile 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 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 1,433 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.