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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TNECD AWARDS THREESTAR COMPETITIVE GRANTS TO SIXTY-THREE TENNESSEE COUNTIES

POSTED ON: WEDNESDAY - JUL 12, 2017 POSTED BY: CARLY SCHROER Funds to support local health, public safety, economic development and education initiatives  NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the 63 counties that will receive ThreeStar Competitive Grants. The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing

Team Tennessee Times – July 10, 2017

Fitzgerald Opens New Industrial Park in Upper Cumberland TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe joined the Fitzgerald family, which operates Fitzgerald Glider Kits and several other businesses in the transportation industry, for the grand opening of the Fitzgerald Industrial Park in Sparta last Thursday. Fitzgerald Collision & Repair recently announced plans for a $9