The Knox Trail - Field Inventory

Knox Trail Monument No. 30 (New York)

Sign #30 MOVED: Originally at the State Line on State Route 23 east of Hillsdale (Columbia County). Now on the west side of State Route 71 at the State Line just north of North Egremont, Massachusetts and about five miles north of State Route 23.

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TrailTripTip: To find monument MA1, look on backside of NY30. Both plaques are mounted on the same stone monument.

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.

The State Line monument is a joint creation, having the New York style plaque on the north side and the Massachusetts style plaque and lettering on the south side.

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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