Spread along seven beautiful miles on the southwest corner of Sharps Chapel, Norris Shores provides wooded seclusion overlooking crystal clear waters.
An established community, Norris Shores offers something for every interest. Home sites range from just under an acre to lots with more than 19 acres. Home styles vary throughout the community, and you are guaranteed to find something fit perfectly to your liking.
As you explore the area you will find homes tucked away in wooded lakefront coves, as well as delightful dwellings perched high above on soaring ridge tops. Some homes are found down long winding driveways, and some are easily accessible from the main drive. No matter how you picture your ideal living or retirement setting, Norris Shores promises to deliver.
SHARPS CHAPEL HISTORY
Originally called Clinch River until its name was changed in 1869, Sharps Chapel has earned its reputation as on of Norris Lake’s most picturesque destination. Nestled on the shores of Norris Lake, this town in not lacking for beautiful views. However, with history and historical sites almost as bountiful as its views, Sharps Chapel is an enchanting place to visit or settle.
The town’s most well known historical site is the Bait Ousley house, listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. Originally built in 1835 by Jacob Sharps, son of the American Revolutionary War hero, Henry Sharp. The elder Sharp had originally settled in the area on a 700 acre land grant. This house was sold to Jacob Ousley in 1874 and remained in his family for 132 years. Remaining unoccupied for almost 30 years, this house gained the reputation as being haunted, until it was finally purchased and restored in 2006.
Even a trip to the post office in Sharps Chapel will surround you in history. The post office building was built in 1866. Since the day it was opened, the building has operated continuously.
You will also find the administrative office for Chuck Swan State Forest and Wildlife Management Area located here in Sharps Chapel. This area offers 24,444 acres of rolling terrain and wildlife. You will find picnic areas, 47 historical cemeteries and even a shooting range.