The Alabama Trail of Tears Memorial was constructed like a trail itself where one walks along an imaginary trail to learn about the Cherokees hardships. The 30 metal wayside explanatory panels were designed by Danny Crownover and members of the Etowah Historical Society. The memorial is located inside a courtyard next to the Etowah Historical Society in the Elliott Community Center. Drawings depict the Southeast Native Americans way of life and how they lived.
The memorial is the first for Alabama and is one of the largest in the Southeast.