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Palmer 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-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 9.798′ N, 72° 20.617′ W. Marker is in Palmer, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilbraham Street (U.S. 20) and Main Street (Massachusetts Route 181), on the left when traveling east on Wilbraham Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmer MA 01069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Park (approx. mile away); George Washington Memorial Highway (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1941)
Knox Trail Marker MA-11 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Knox Trail Marker MA-11
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Steerage Rock (approx. 7.9 miles away); Indian Hill (approx. 7.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hancock Free Academy (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmer.
 
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 Palmer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Marker in Palmer
Marker is located on a triangle of land at the intersection of Routes 20 and 181.
Marker on Wilbraham Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Marker on Wilbraham Street
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 1,029 times since then and 31 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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