The Stone County Historical/Genealogical Society preserves the history of Stone County. To this end, it features exhibits and publishes materials on county history and helps locals conduct research on their families. Events take place here as well, such as lectures by guest speakers. The Society is also a National Park Service Trail of Tears interpretive center. The trail route is marked by signs next to roads (maps are available at the Society building.
The Trail of Tears is the name for the route Native Americans were forced to take from southeastern parts of the country to what is now Oklahoma and other western areas from 1831-1850. Many died on the way from disease, starvation, and exposure to the weather. The relocation process was a federal effort begun after the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed by Congress.