Our Community

If you are considering moving to our area, we would like to tell you why we and so many other people choose Elizabethton and Carter County. Our community is a small one with a big heart. We frequently participate in and exceed goals in fundraising drives such as the United Way and Relay for Life.

The community is very active in local schools and sports, keeping in mind that these growing kids are our future. When tragedies strike, such as the flood of 1998, we pull together to take care of the ones that have been left destitute. This is the type of community where you can walk down the street and get a hello or a smile from someone whether they know you or not.

We are proud to have our local landmark, the Covered Bridge which was built in 1882. This bridge is one of the few original covered bridges left in America. To celebrate this, there is a yearly festival called the Covered Bridge Days. During this time, you can shop vendors with hand made crafts, eat with your family and friends, and listen to live music in the park adjacent to the bridge. Elizabethton is host to many other yearly festivals and events such as Winterfest, the Rhododendron festival, and Revolutionary War Reenactment at historic Sycamore Shoals State Park. We would love to talk to you about our area if you need more information.

Parks & Recreation

Naturally Nice!

Carter County is blessed with spectacular scenery and natural beauty, great history and wonderful people. It’s an outdoorsman’s paradise with something for everyone in the whole family. Take a relaxing ride on the Tweetsie Trail, hike some of the most beautiful sections of the Appalachian Trail, search for over 280 species of birds, fish for trophy trout, or bike quiet back roads and world-class climbs. Follow in the footsteps of Daniel Boone, blazing trails to the west, the Overmountain Men on their fateful trek to the turning point of the American Revolution at King’s Mountain, and John Sevier as he rescues his “Bonnie Kate” from an attack by the Cherokee. Visit the oldest frame house west of the Appalachians, Elizabethton’s famous covered bridge, and Sabine Hill, birthplace of the Taylor brothers – both governors of Tennessee, one a Republican, the other a Democrat!