The Knox Trail - Field Inventory

Knox Trail Monument No. 15 (New York)

Knox Marker #15 MOVED: Appeared to have been moved during intersection redesign in the area. Until 2003 it was located in a triangle of land at the intersection of State Routes 4 and 32 at the north end of the hamlet of Bemis Heights (Saratoga County) about a mile south of the Saratoga Battlefield National Historic Site. The bronze plaque had been removed from the stone block and was mounted on metal uprights as in the photograph.
RESTORED: In July of 2002, the marker was refurbished and re-erected on a replica of the original stone block. Take a look!


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TrailTripTip: To find monument NY16, continue south on Route 4 into Village of Stillwater. Watch on your right for a very small park area in front of the Stewart's Store, where the monument is located.

Context: The morning of December 25th, Knox woke to find two feet of new snow on the ground, and this spot marks the route he took as he struggled southward. He headed on to Stillwater where he got another sleigh to take him to Albany, noting in his diary: . the roads not being broken prevented our getting farther than New City, about 9 miles above Albany - where we lodg'd.


 


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