Carter County is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the convergence of the Doe and Watauga Rivers. Elizabethton and Carter County are only one hour away from Asheville, NC, two hours away from Knoxville, one-and-a-half hours away from Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, one hour away from Boone, NC and 40 minutes away from Bristol.

The centralized location among large cities and small tourist attractions allows residents and visitors to experience the best of both worlds.


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Elizabethton and Carter County provide residents, industries and businesses with easy access to transportation through an infrastructure of both state and federal highways, the US Interstate System and local and regional airports.

Elizabethton Municipal AirportElizabethton Municipal Airport
150 Airport Road
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 543-2801

Tri-Cities Regional AirportTri-Cities Regional Airport
2525 Hwy. 75
Tennessee 37617
(423) 325-6333