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Fort Edward in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gen. Henry Knox Trail

 
 
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
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
Gen. Henry Knox
in the winter of 1775-1776
to deliver to
Gen. George Washington
at Cambridge
the train of artillery
from Fort Ticonderoga
used to force the British
Army to evacuate Boston

Erected by
The State of New York
during the sesquicentennial
of the American Revolution

 
Erected 1926 by State of New York. (Marker Number NY-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Henry Knox Trail marker series.
 
Location. 43° 16.4′ N, 73° 35.184′ W. Marker is in Fort Edward, New York, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 4) and Case Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Fort Edward High School. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Edward NY 12828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane McCrea (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to Jane McCrea (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Military Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Edward
Knox Trail Marker NY-11 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
2. Knox Trail Marker NY-11
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Northeast Bastion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Fort Edward (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Moat (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Island (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Edward.
 
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 June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide. The Hudson River Valley Institute. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
3. Gen. Henry Knox Trail Marker
 

3. Biography of General Henry Knox. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Edward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
4. Marker in Fort Edward
Noble Train of Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. 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 June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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