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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Waste Not, Want Not

Sunday, July 30, 2017 The Elizabethton Star shared with us on Wednesday that the Carter County Republican Party called for a primary election in May 2018. Do you know what a primary costs the taxpayers in Carter County? Do you know that even if a candidate does not win the primary

Team Tennessee Times – July 31, 2017

Pikeville Lands Largest Private Investment in Bledsoe County's History Textile Corporation of America plans to create 1,000 jobs in Pikeville. Textile Corporation of America last week announced the largest private capital investment in Bledsoe County's history. Joining Gov. Bill Haslam, Textile Corporation unveiled plans to invest $27.1 million to establish its headquarters and manufacturing