spring

Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

summer

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

fall

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

winter

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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Carter County Health Department Renovation and Expansion

Elizabethton Star – August 21, 2016 As County Mayor, it is my responsibility to share information with you about resources that benefit and support our community. For those of you who may not already be aware, the Carter County Health Department will soon be renovating and expanding its current 17,300 square

Carter County Alert System

Elizabethton Star – August 14, 2016 As County Mayor, it is my responsibility to share information with you about services that benefit and support our community. For those of you who may not already be aware, Carter County Government and the City of Elizabethton contracted with Everbridge for a mass