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National Register of Historic Places Nominations

The National Park Service, in partnership with a wide variety of state agencies, universities, and other entities, has nominated properties associated with the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination process involves identifying properties of high integrity with a significant association to the Trail of Tears. Associated properties eligible for the National Register help trail enthusiasts to positively identify the Trail of Tears on the ground and promote the significance of the trail in our communities, and it may offer additional protection features to the sites.

A key feature of the initiative is the completion of the National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form for the Cherokee Trail of Tears, which was entered onto the National Register on June 26, 2003. The Multiple Property Form provides historic contexts and significances for properties. And, it also identifies property types, including descriptions, resource significance statements, and nomination requirements for properties such as fort sites and emigration depots, roadbeds, ferry crossings and landings, campsites, structures, gravesites, and disbandment sites. Download the Multiple Property Form to learn more about the historical context of this trail.

See the listing below for the properties that have already been entered onto the National Register.

Visit the National Register of Historic Places website at http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/ for more information. Or contact the National Trails Intermountain Region staff using the Contact Us link in the left-hand navigation.

 

National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)/National Historic Landmark (NHL)
February 18, 2011

Properties are on the National Register of Historic Places ONLY unless otherwise indicated.

Alabama

Cherokee Plantation, Fort Payne
Fort Payne, Fort Wayne
Tuscumbia Landing, Sheffield

Arkansas

Blackfish Lake Ferry Site, New Shady Grove
Cadron Settlement, Conway
Dover to Clarksville Road, Hickeytown Road Segment, Lamar
Drennen-Scott House, Van Buren
Fitzgerald Station and Farmstead, Springdale
Fort Smith to Jackson Road, Talbert's Ferry Segments, Cotter
Little Rock to Cantonment Gibson Road, Fourth St. Segment, Atkins
Little Rock to Cantonment Gibson Road, Old Wire Road Segment, Blackwell
Memphis to Little Rock Road, Bayou Two Prairie Segment, Brownsville
Memphis to Little Rock Road, Brownsville Segment, Brownsville
Memphis to Little Rock Road, Henard Cemetery Road Segment, Zent
Memphis to Little Rock Road, Village Creek Segment, Newcastle
Military Road, Cadron Segment, Conway
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock
Old U.S. 64, Scotia Segment, London
Springfield to Fayetteville Road, Brightwater Segment, Brightwater
Springfield to Fayetteville Road, Cross Hollow Segment, Lowell
Springfield to Fayetteville Road, Elkhorn Tavern Segment, Garfield

Georgia

Calhoun Mine NHL, Dahlonega (NHL)
Chieftains (Major Ridge Home), Rome (NHL/NRHP)
Freeman-Hurt House, Oakman
New Echota, Calhoun (NHL/NRHP)
Ross, (Chief) John, House, Rossville (NHL/NRHP)
Vann House, Spring Place

Illinois

Golconda Historic District, Golconda

Kentucky

Columbus-Belmont Civil War State Park, Columbus
Gray's Inn, Guthrie
Mantle Rock Archeological District, Smithland
Whitepath and Fly Smith Gravesite, Hopkinsville

Missouri

Bainbridge Ferry, Cape Girardeau
Bainbridge Ferry Road, Cape Girardeau
Bollinger Bill (Burfordville Mill), Burfordville
Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob
Green's Ferry (Willard’s Landing) Site, Cape Girardeau
Indian Ford, Doniphan
Maramec Iron Works District, St. James
Old Greenville (23WE637), Greenville
Snelson-Brinker House, Steelville
Trail of Tears State Park Archeological Site, Oriole
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Springfield

North Carolina

[none]

Oklahoma

Bushyhead, Rev. Jesse, Grave, Westville
Dragoon Commandant’s Quarters/Fort Gibson Historic District, Fort Gibson
Illinois Campground, Tahlequah
Murrell Home, Park Hill (NHL/NRHP)
Park Hill Mission Cemetery, Park Hill
Polson Cemetery, Jay
Ross Cemetery, Park Hill
Sequoyah's Cabin, Akins

Tennessee

Audubon Acres Site, Chattanooga
Blythe Ferry, Birchwood
Bolivar-Somerville Stage Road, Whiteville
Brainerd Mission Cemetery, Chattanooga
Brown, James, House, Ooltewah
Browns Ferry Tavern, Chattanooga
Cardwell Mountain, Union
Conrad, Hair, Cabin, Cleveland
Hatchie River Ferry, Bolivar
Henegar House, Charleston
Hermitage (The), Nashville/Hermitage
Hill Road at the Cumberland Plateau, Dunlap
Kelly's Ferry Road and Cemetery, Guild
Moccasin Bend Archeological District, Chattanooga (NHL/NRHP)
Port Royal Road, Port Royal
Rattlesnake Springs, Cleveland
Red Clay Council Ground, Cleveland
Reynoldsburg-Paris Road, Camden
Rocky River Crossing and Road, Spencer
Rocky River Crossing and Road, Spencer
Ross's Landing, Chattanooga
Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro

 

Browse the Certified Sites page by state to find address information for some of these locations.

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Four detachments of Cherokee people were removed from their homelands to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) along water routes, while 13 detachments made their way overland along existing roads. These routes are part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.