Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

Tennessee’s Mountain Playground

As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there’s something for everyone.

With the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail as the centerpiece, hikers, campers, walkers and nature enthusiasts have a wide selection of destinations. Waterfalls, lakes, mountain views and trails through peaceful forests allow visitors to choose any level of activity (or inactivity) that suits their fancy.

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a summer get-away, or maybe even a new place to call home, Carter County is the place for you. Come on down and visit Tennessee’s Mountain Playground!

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County mourns loss of Commissioner Ronnie Trivett

On Friday evening officials and employees of Carter County were saddened to hear of the passing of Carter County Commissioner Ronnie Trivett. Commissioner Trivett served on the Carter County Commission for more than twenty years over the course of two tenures with the Board. As a commissioner, Mr. Trivett served

Miller appointed to represent county’s 8th District

Newly appointed County Commissioner David Miller is sworn into office by Carter County Clerk Mary Gouge. Members of the Carter County Commission appointed David Miller to fill the vacancy created earlier this year by the death of former Commissioner Rick Richardson. Miller was one of four applicants seeking the vacant seat