Significant Places on the Trail of Tears
Below is an assortment of National Register of Historic Places nomination forms for sites along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Most of these nominations are the result of partnership activities between the National Park Service and various partners. They represent the ongoing effort to preserve, protect, and understand the Trail of Tears and its place in American history. Please visit this web page regularly to see what new sites on the trail are being nominated to the National Register.
To respect landowner wishes, some sites are designated with address restrictions. In those cases, only the site significance section of the nomination form is available for public review.
Blackfish Lake Ferry Site (Listed, April 10, 2003. Information Restricted)
Fort Smith to Jackson Road - Talbert's Ferry Segments (Listed, September 22, 2004. Information Restricted)
Memphis to Little Rock Road - Brownsville Segment (Listed, September 27, 2003. Information Restricted)
Memphis to Little Rock Road - Henard Cemetery Road Segment (Listed, May 30, 2003)
Memphis to Little Rock Road - Village Creek Segment (Listed, April 11, 2003)
Military Road - Cadron Segment (Listed, January 28, 2004. Information Restricted)
Did You Know?
The Cherokee people in the southeastern United States built European-style homes and farmsteads, developed a written language, established a newspaper, and wrote a constitution. But they had no equal protection under the law and could not prevent being removed from their homes on the Trail of Tears.