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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Team Tennessee Times – January 29, 2018

Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Nearly $10M in Broadband Grants In a major step to expand broadband access to unserved parts of Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe last week announced $9.844 million in broadband accessibility grants. The nine grants will help build new broadband infrastructure in parts of 13 Tennessee counties. The

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – January 22, 2018

Commission votes to extend Borla PILOT agreement n an overwhelming show of support for a local company, members of the Carter County Commission voted to extend the Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with Borla Performance Industries for an additional 10 years. Read More Workforce certification program receives committee approval The Washington County

Team Tennessee – January 22, 2018

TNECD Adds New International Team To Cover France and Spain TNECD announced the addition of a new international team that will cover business recruitment in France and Spain. Lorenzo Vignal, left, and Sergio Fribolle, right, will serve as the business development directors for Spain and France. “We’re excited to bring onboard Lorenzo Vignal and