Trail of Tears Association
The Trail of Tears Association (TOTA) is a non-profit, membership organization formed to support the creation, development, and interpretation of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. In 1987, Congress designated a national historic trail commemorate the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands in the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in 1838 - 1839.
In addition to identifying removal sites in Georgia, the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association is dedicated to identifying and marking the numerous road-ways and by-ways used to remove the Cherokee from Georgia in 1838. The task is arduous and is a project in progress.
Georgia is pleased to be a part of the National Park Service Trail of Tears Historic Trail