• Trail of Tears artwork and trail walk

    Trail Of Tears

    National Historic Trail AL,AR,GA,IL,KY,MO,NC,OK,TN

Original Route BEGIN Sign

Original Route Begin sign

As discussed for the Original Route NEXT XX MILES sign, this original route sign is used to identify the beginning point of a segment of road to be signed as an original route. See the description of Original Route NEXT XX MILES for consideration of use.

Did You Know?

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

Not all Cherokee people were removed from their homelands to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears. The Oconaluftee Cherokees had treaty rights, and they, along with fugitives fleeing the army, became the Eastern Band of Cherokees, still residing in North Carolina.