Introduction to Elizabethton, Tennessee
Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter county, is 8 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee and 109 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. Part of the surrounding Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metro area, Elizabethton is home to some 13,372 residents.
James Robertson and Daniel Boone were the first European explorers to come to Elizabethton, arriving in 1759. In 1775, the land for Elizabethtown was purchased from Cherokee Indians during the Transylvania Purchase. Elizabethton has been the county seat of Carter County since 1796.
Elizabethton and nearby Attractions
- Sycamore Shoals State Park
- Buffalo Mountain Park
- Rotary Park
- Tipton-Hayes Historic Site
- B. Carroll Reece Museum
- Pine Oaks Golf Course
Things To Do In Elizabethton
The Sycamore Shoals State Park, Rotary Park and Buffalo Mountain Park provide amenities for several different types of outdoor recreation. The Rocky Mount Museum and the Hands On! Regional Museum are nearby as well. Local festivals include the Covered Bridge Celebration.
Chatanooga Metropolitan airport is nearby.
Elizabethton Higher Education
The Tennessee Technological Center at Elizabethton is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Northeast State Technical Community College, East Tennessee State University and Appalachian State University.