Carter County

Watauga Lake
Watauga Lake
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain State Park
County Population
Elizabethton Population
Median Home Value
Median Property Tax

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Elizabethton-Carter County Chamber of Commerce

500 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Elizabethton, TN 37643
United States

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Carter County offers an alternative to the bustle of big city life while still being close to the amenities you need. With beautiful scenery (including a pristine lake in the mountains), some of the country’s best trout fishing on the Watauga and Doe Rivers, shopping and restaurants in historic downtown Elizabethton, and friendly and welcoming people, Carter County is a great place to call home.

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Discover Carter County

Discover Carter County

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Blue skies over Sycamore Shoals Hospital

Sycamore Shoals Hospital

Downtown Elizabethton

Downtown Elizabethton

Shopping in Elizabethton

Shopping in Elizabethton

“We returned for years for festivals and to see friends. Finally, we realized this is our home, too. We’re blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people, entertainment, activities and mountainous scenery.”

Nancy Lemieux

Examples of Living in Carter County

With an average precipitation level of 54”, Carter County is a good location for gardeners. The average summer high temperature is 89 degrees, with the low at 62. Winter temperatures average 41 for the high and 27 for the low in the month of January.


2,213 Square Feet


3,138 Square Feet