Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

COVID-19 Vaccine information and registration:

The Tennessee Department of Health is utilizing an online platform to help residents register for an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

TDH has launched a new online scheduling tool that allows users to book their appointment for COVID-19 vaccination at participating health department sites. Tennesseans can access the system at vaccinate.tn.gov, enter their information and choose a date and time for their vaccination appointment. 



Carter County Health Department Vaccination site moving:

Beginning Friday, May 21, 2021, the Carter County Health Department will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the white tent located at the corner of East G Street and Holston Avenue across from the Health Department offices. This is the same site utilized for drive-thru COVID-19 testing.


TN Dept of Health announces new checks and balances for COVID-19 vaccine management

To see the full announcement CLICK HERE: TDH Checks and Balances for Vaccine Management


COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus)

CLICK HERE to find COVID-19 related resources as well as Executive Orders from Gov. Bill Lee and the Carter County Mayor.


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 2,000 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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Carter County officials announce new renewal kiosk

Carter County is excited to now offer a full-service kiosk to allow residents to conduct their business without having to visit the courthouse. The new indoor self-service Kiosk Payment Station allows citizens to access and renew car tags, locate and pay property taxes, and pay court fines within a few simple