Elizabethton, a quaint, picturesque, nature lover’s dream and the county seat of Carter County. Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, Elizabethton is a history-rich gem in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Etched by natural rivers, rippling streams, cool waters of Watauga and Wilbur Lakes, Carter County offers the full breadth and depth of outdoor experiences to please fishermen, hikers, and all other nature lovers.
Immerse yourself in Elizabethton’s rich history at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, the John and Landon Carter Mansion, or the Doe River Covered Bridge. Treat yourself to the scenic side of the area with a trip to the Rhododendron Gardens or a hike along the Appalachian Trail. Or, take the family out for a day of shopping, an afternoon at the Covered Bridge Park, or catch a game with the Elizabethton Twins. Whatever your choice, Elizabethton has you covered!
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