National Register Research


National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)/National Historic Landmark (NHL)

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

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 for more information or contact us.



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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Golconda Historic District, Golconda


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


  • 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]


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


  • 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

Last updated: January 7, 2020

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