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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Living Within Our Means

                            Elizabethton Star - Sunday July 23, 2017 Monday evening the Carter County Commission met and voted to approve the County Government’s operating budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. As you know, the Budget Committee proposed a property tax increase of 4 cents. One Commissioner even proposed a 15 cent tax increase. I

Carter County Community Survey

ONLINE SURVEY We need your help. As an active and concerned member of the Carter County Community it is important that we are able to hear your opinions and feelings about our  Tourism Assets as we develop plans for the future. The survey should only take about 7 minutes and will give us

Team Tennessee Times – July 17, 2017

TNECD Announces Project 95 Initiative Last week, TNECD announced the launch of an open search for a company to establish operations in Hancock County as part of Project 95, a new initiative designed to bring resources from multiple state agencies to bear on Tennessee’s most economically distressed county. For several years, Hancock County