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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CareerQuest Tennessee

Elizabethton Star – March 19, 2017 In late 2015, the eight County Mayors that make up the Board of the First Tennessee Development District approved a collective focus on initiatives in our region that could improve our workforce and ready our students for the jobs of the future. This interactive career

NET TRANS Changes Effective April 1

  Over the past several weeks, my office has received several calls about recent changes announced by NET TRANS regarding reduced service availability that goes into effect April 1, 2017. NET TRANS has announced that: “We will no longer be able to provide General Public service in the urbanized areas of Bristol,

County Commission Doubles Amount of Tax Relief Aid

Elizabethton Star – March 5, 2017 During the Carter County Commission Meeting on February 21, 2017, the Commission voted in the affirmative to double the amount of relief tax that the County offers to approved individuals who are disabled, elderly, veterans and widow(er) of veteran homeowners. Last year the amount of