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 – February 26, 2018

England, Inc. Breaks Ground on $31M New Tazewell Expansion England, Inc. broke ground last Tuesday on its $31 million expansion in New Tazewell. The furniture manufacturer, an independent division of La-Z-Boy and longstanding Tennessee employer for more than 50 years, plans to create 200 jobs in Claiborne County. Gov. Bill Haslam and

Team Tennessee Times – February 20, 2018

Google Breaks Ground on $600M Clarksville Data Center, Plans to Create 70 Jobs Google Breaks Ground on $600M Clarksville Data Center. Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Clarksville Friday for the groundbreaking of the tech giant's new $600 million data center in Montgomery County. Google plans to create 70 jobs at the new facility. This

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – February 13, 2018

Ballad Health moves forward with multiple long-awaited initiatives With the Tennessee Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) approved Jan. 31, and a companion document already in hand from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System was formally announced Feb. 2 at MeadowView Conference Resort