2018   Schedule

North Shore Cemeteries





Departure Location


April the 4th Sunday
     (April 22, 2018)

Branton & Lower Noland

Parking Lot Noland Creek
then drive to campground

10:00 AM





May the lst Sunday
      (May 6, 2018)

Woody & Hoyle

Wilderness Marina
Directions at bottom

9:00-10:00 AM

May the 3rd Sunday
      (May 20, 2018)
This date was changed and sett by families of Payne and Orr-Since it requires no transportation across the lake.

Payne & Orr

 Cross Dam (old Hwy. 288)

10:00 AM

May the 3rd Sunday
       (May 20, 2018)


Cable Cove

9:00-10-00 AM





June the 1st Sunday
     (June 3, 2018)

Pilkey & Posey

Cable Cove

9:00-10:00 AM

June the 2nd Sunday
     (June 10, 2018)

Calhoun, Walker & Wike

Cable Cove

9:00-10:00 AM

 Also June the 2nd Sunday
      (June 10, 2018)

Conner & Styles

Road to Nowhere

2:00 PM

June the 4th Sunday
      (June 24, 2018)

Bone Valley & Hall

Cable Cove

8:30-10:00 AM





July the 1st Sunday
      (July 1, 2018)

Proctor & Bradshaw

Cable Cove

8:30-10:00 AM

July the 3rd Sunday
      (July 15, 2018)

Fairview, Cook & Nelms

Cable Cove

9:00-10:00 AM





August the 1st Sunday
      (August 5, 2018)

Cable Branch

Cable Cove

9:00-10:00 AM

August the 3rd Sunday
      (August 19, 2018)

Higdon & McCampbell Gap

Cable Cove

9:00-10:00 AM





September the 1st Sunday
     (September 2, 2018)

Welch & McClure

Cable Cove

9:00-10:00 AM

September the 3rd Sunday
     (September 16, 2018)




September the 4th Saturday          (September 22, 2018)

Mitchell Cemetery

Cable Cove






October the 2nd Sunday
      (October 14, 2018)

Wiggins & Noland Creek

Parking Area Noland Creek

10:00 AM

This years Schedule of Cemetery Decorations
Please bring flowers for each cemetery.  Contact a committee member if you want to buy a grave marker.   $45.00 for head marker  $10.00 for foot marker.

                        Contact information for officers of The North Shore Cemetery and Historical Association
    Helen C. Vance                      Mildred C. Johnson                 Leeunah V. Woods                     Verna Kirkland
                          Sylva, NC                            Andrews, NC                          Waynesville, NC                       Bryson City, NC                
    828-586-4898                      828-321-4951                         828-421-1332                          828-736-5650
                                   or email us at info@northshorecemeteries.com

PETS  are not allowed on the trails to the cemeteries in the GSMP.

If you attend one of the decorations, be sure and bring a covered dish to share with everyone.  We do have some individuals who bring their own picnic lunch - but they really miss out on some great food.
If you plan on attending the decoration and can play a musical instrument such as a banjo or guitar--please feel free to bring it with you and accompany our singers.  We are so sadden to say that a lot of our original musicians are now unable to attend the decorations due to health and the difficulty in access to the cemeteries at their advancing years.  We would love to have someone step up and become our new musicians. Thanks


Directions to Wilderness Marina
Take the Bryson City Exit on Hwy. 23/74
Will pass McDonalds on left- go under the first redlight.  At the 2nd redlight, turn LEFT - will pass Ingles on your right.
Go to top of hill, turn RIGHT on to road toward Mountain View Manor Nursing home
Stay straight on this road for about 3 miles
Turn RIGHT on a road that goes up the mountain.
Go approximately 2 miles, take the next paved road to the RIGHT.
(at this point you might see a Wildlife sign) this road leads to the lake
(If anyone sees anything wrong in these directions, please email us)
 It is hard to give directions, like David said, when the roads are not named. 


Come and attend one of our cemetery decorations.  Go to our SCHEDULE PAGE for listing and dates of Decorations.  Bring a covered dish to share or your own packed lunch and your drink. We would love to have you at any decoration.

Christina Cook, a freelance reporter had an article published in Oxford American Magazine in fall of 2015.
To read this article in its entirety go to


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 “Growing up on Hazel Creek”
is published
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North Shore Cemeteries

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