Points Along The Trail

Travel Guide to the Trail of Tears.

The Trail of Tears is over 5,043 miles long and covers nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Today, the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail is run by the National Park Service and portions of it are accessible on foot, by horse, by bicycle or by car.

In May of 2021, my wife and I traveled the Trail of Tears from its origin in northwest Georgia to Oklahoma. These pages tell of our trip. We invite you to join us for this virtual odyssey and perhaps you can travel this trail yourself in person.

The Northern Route of the Trail of Tears
This is the northern route of the trail which we followed for our trip - Image credit: https://www.npca.org

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