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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DO NOT RELY ON THIRTY SECOND SOUND BITES OR EDITORIALS FROM ANONYMOUS AUTHORS

                              Elizabethton Star-Sunday May 28, 2017 I read with great interest the “Our View” article published in the Wednesday May 24, 2017 issue of the Elizabethton Star titled, "City needs to stand firm on shelter funding; county needs to step up with more library funds." The anonymous author of the editorial clearly does

New River Hardwoods Brings New Jobs to Carter County

                                Elizabethton Star – May 14, 2017 I am delighted to share with you that New River Hardwoods is expanding their operation in Carter County. New River Hardwoods is investing $2,000,000 to convert their Roan Mountain Log Yard operation into a new Saw Mill with the installation of new modern high tech