The Knox Trail - Field Inventory

Knox Trail Monument No. 27 (New York)

Sign #27 MOVED: Originally near West Ghent Reformed Church, on Old Kings Highway just east of State Route 9H. Now located on the west side of State Route 66 at Snyder Road, about a mile south of the Village of Ghent (Columbia County).

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TrailTripTip: To find monument NY28, turn left off Route 66 onto extension of Snyder Road and follow county roads (see detail map) to Harlemville Road. Follow that road south and cross Taconic Parkway. Watch for monument on left after you cross Parkway.

Notes: Originally the monuments placed in Columbia County beyond Kinderhook followed a route projected as running south on the old Post Road (State Route 9H) to the Village of Claverack, then running east along State Route 23 to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In the early 1970s research was done that supported an alternative route, running southeasterly from Kinderhook across Columbia County to the junction of State Routes 22 and 71 in the southeastern corner of the county, then down Route 71 into Massachusetts. In about 1975, the several monuments between Kinderhook and the State Line were relocated to reflect this new route.

Context: Knox, in advance of the artillery train, passed this route during the second week of January, and the sleds of artillery followed shortly thereafter.


 


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