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Stones River National Battlefield -
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Trail of Tears Interpretive Sign

Trail of Tears Marker, Old Nashville Highway At Stones River National Battlefield

The Cherokee passed through what is now Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, during their forced emigration to Indian Territory during the Trail of Tears in 1838. The route through the battlefield is part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

The Northern route of the Trail of Tears passed through Murfreesboro and on through the battlefield area following Old Nashville Highway. There are two Trail of Tears National Historic Trail interpretive markers located on the park grounds. One is located near the main entrance to the park, on the short section of trail that lies between the interpretive center and Old Nashville Highway. The photo below shows the first marker, titled "Passing Through Murfreesboro", followed by a link to a map of the approximate location of the marker.

Trail of Tears
                    sign at Stones River Civil War Battlefield

Trail of Tears Sign at Stones River National Battlefield

Trail of Tears Sign at Stones River National Battlefield - Google Maps

The photo below shows the second marker, titled "They Passed This Way", located on the Stones River Greenway next to Old Nashville Highway, near the N. Thompson Lane overpass, followed by a link to a map of the approximate location of the marker.

Trail of Tears
                    sign at Stones River Civil War Battlefield

Trail of Tears Sign On Stones River Battlefield Greenway

Trail of Tears Sign On Stones River Battlefield Greenway - Google Maps


Visit the Stones River National Battlefield website for more information about the park:

Stones River National Battlefield - National Park Service


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