The Knox Trail - Field Inventory

Knox Trail Monument No. 16 (New York)

Knox Marker #16 Located in a park on the west side of Main Street (State Route 4) at the south end of the Village of Stillwater (Saratoga County), opposite the Library.

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TrailTripTip: To find monument NY17, continue south on Route 4 into Village of Mechanicville. Turn left on Park Street and turn right onto Main Street south. Watch for monument on left just before the Post Office.

Context: This spot marks the road over which Knox struggled after waking on the morning of December 25th to find two feet of new snow on the ground. It was here in 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.

The train of ox sleds to come later followed this same route south.


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