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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GROW Carter County provides water bottle station to Little Milligan

ELIZABETHTON STAR - Seeing a need, volunteers with GROW Carter County were able to spring into action. In what will be a day to remember for the entire Little Milligan community, volunteers from GROW Carter County visited the area’s elementary school to recognize the installation of a water bottle refill station. The

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD VACANCY

The Carter County Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy for the Carter County Industrial Development Board. To be eligible to serve on Carter County’s Industrial Development Board, applicants must be qualified voters and taxpayers of Carter County who do not currently serve as an officer or employee of Carter County. Individuals

XQ Institute awards Elizabethton High School $2.3 million

ELIZABETHTON STAR - Because of its success in its first year and growth this year, Bartleby at Elizabethton High School was awarded the largest grant in school history. It is now on track to serve every student in the school. The XQ Institute awarded the school $2.3 million, putting EHS on par