Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

Tennessee’s Mountain Playground

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 and visit Tennessee’s Mountain Playground!

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TCAT Elizabethton forms training partnership with Kubota

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - ELIZABETHTON — Kubota, the global company that manufactures construction and agricultural equipment, is the latest corporation to enter into a training partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton. The partnerships are designed to provide technical training to current and future employees of Kubota dealers. To Read More

Little Milligan celebrates Halloween with annual event

ELIZABETHTON STAR - For decades now, the Little Milligan community has come together for some scary festive fun. And this year was no different as people converged on the Little Milligan Elementary gym to celebrate the Halloween season Monday. “We have done this since probably the 1960s, and it is just a tradition