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Glenville NC

Glenville NC “Highest Lake East of the Mississippi”


Town of Glenville NC

Glenville is a popular lakeside vacation community located in Jackson County, North Carolina. Considered by many to be the heart of Glenville, Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. Many people visit Glenville to explore this lake and see the network of creeks and streams flowing all around. The lake has 26 miles of shoreline and spectacular scenery all around. Fishing, boating and swimming are frequently found on this lake. The nearby historic resort village of Cashiers provides residents with plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. This town is a two-for-one deal, a mountain vacation and lake vacation all in one place! 




History of Glenville North Carolina
Formally known as Hamburgh, settlement of the Glenville area began as early as 1827. The Hamburgh post office was used as a fort in case of attack from the local native Cherokee people. At the time of its incorporation it was the largest town in Jackson County. The town had the first private high school in Jackson County. 

The lake was filled in the 1940s, after Nantahala Power and Light built a hydroelectric dam on the Tuckasegee River. The town was destroyed in 1941 by a flood caused by the new lake. The town was rebuilt and has now become a popular tourist destination, housing many multi-million dollar homes. 



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