NPS - 11/09
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Map
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail passes through the present-day states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. View the map to learn more about the locations of Trail of Tears sites.
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GIS Interactive Map
The National Park Service Geographic Resources Program hosts an interactive trails map viewer. Choose the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and then zoom in to find the details you need for trip planning.
Tip: There are menu options at the top right and top left of the map viewer.
Did You Know?
In 1838 U.S. Army troops under General Winfield Scott's command rounded up Cherokee people and moved them to forts in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, prior to their removal west. Thirty-one forts were built for this purpose on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.