Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

“Naturally Nice”

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, we’re Naturally Nice!

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  On Monday, August 21, 2017 the County Commission will be voting on one of the most important pieces of legislation during this Commission’s term, downsizing the Commission from 24 Commissioners to 16 Commissioners. I applaud the Commission for moving forward with this action in response to the Citizens’ desire for

Team Tennessee Times – August 14, 2017

British Airways Announces Nonstop Direct Flight From Nashville to London Gov. Bill Haslam and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry joined British Airways last week to announce a new direct international flight to London. Gov. Bill Haslam and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry joined British Airways officials last week to announce a new nonstop direct