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 4, 2017

Toyota Boshoku Expanding in Jackson Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC officials announced Monday that it will expand its operations in Jackson. The automotive components manufacturer will invest $31 million and create 139 new jobs in Madison County. More details here on Toyota Boshoku's expansion plans in Jackson. Tyson Foods Plans 1,500-Job Facility in Humboldt Tyson Foods

Team Tennessee Times – November 27, 2017

More than 70 Applications for Broadband Accessibility Grant Program The Broadband Accessibility Grant applications closed earlier this month. TNECD received more than 70 applications totaling a grant request of $66 million. In total, $10 million in grants will be provided in the first round of grants. Public comments regarding the applications are being accepted

Team Tennessee Times – November 20, 2017

Tyson Foods to Create 1,500 Jobs in Gibson County Tyson Foods this morning announced plans for a new facility in Humboldt. The leading food processing company will invest more than $300 million to construct a new plant that will operate as a tray pack facility, including a hatchery, processing facility and