North Shore area

Henry Chambers, a descendant of original settlers in what is now called the North Shore area, will present a program on cemeteries now located in the Great Smokies National Park on May 9.

The Jackson County Genealogical Society will learn about the cemeteries on the north shore of Fontana Lake that are now located inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park during its next program, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Jackson County Library’s Community Room.

The evening’s speaker will be Henry Chambers of the North Shore Cemetery Association.

Chambers is a descendant of one of the original families who settled the area. His fifth great-grandfather settled Chambers Creek around 1804; the family thought they lived in Tennessee until the state line was surveyed in 1846. His family history in the area is how he became involved in the Cemetery Association.

Jackson County Genealogical Society programs, always on the second Thursday of each month and typically at the Library, are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Society office at 631-2646, find the JCGS on Facebook, or visit online at