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 – December 18, 2017

Mars Petcare Creating 200 New Jobs in Williamson County HQ Expansion Mars Petcare announced last week that it plans to create 200 new jobs as it expands its corporate headquarters in Williamson County. One of the Nashville-area’s largest employers, Mars Petcare will occupy approximately 224,000 square feet of office space in Ovation,

Team Tennessee Times – December 11, 2017

Philips Opens Doors at New 800-Job Nashville Office Hub A Fortune 500 health care technology company. Nashville: the healthcare capital of the world, home to the U.S.'s largest for-profit hospital systems and healthcare providers. This match is one of the main reasons Royal Philips picked Nashville as the home of a new major

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – December 4, 2017

Carter leaving Chamber to accept NeTREP position On Monday, Carter will begin her new position as the Outdoor Development Manager with the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership.  “I’m excited because in a way I get to continue some of the work I started here,” Carter told the Elizabethton Star on Friday. Read