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Overview

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. It is part of the surrounding Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metro area.

Elizabethton History

James Robertson and Daniel Boone were the first European explorers to come to Elizabethton, arriving in 1759. In 1775, the land for Elizabethton 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.

Elizabethton Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 14,058
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 23.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,026
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $23,967
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,776
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,651

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,173
% Above Poverty Level 76.3%
% Below Poverty Level 23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $506
Median House Value $115,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.9%
Irish 12%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elizabethton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Carter
Metro Area Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 37643
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37644
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.348
Longitude -82.21

Elizabethton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ELIZABETHTON
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station BRISTOL TRI CITY AP
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station BANNER ELK
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bluff City 1,863 $52,961
Bristol 26,674 $52,274
Johnson City 64,978 $55,387
Jonesborough 5,189 $61,333
Unicoi 3,598 $53,783
Watauga 376 $47,045

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elizabethton Public Libraries

Library
Elizabethton/carter Co. Public Library
201 N. SYCAMORE STREET
Elizabethton, Tennessee
(423) 547-6360
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Elizabethton Hospitals

SYCAMORE SHOALS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1501 WEST ELK AVENUE
(423) 542-1300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Elizabethton High Schools

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ELIZABETHTON HIGH SCHOOL
907 WEST E ST
423-547-8015
Serves 752 students.

HAPPY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
121 WARPATH LA
423-547-4094
Serves 563 students.

UNAKA HIGH SCHOOL
119 ROBINSON LA
423-474-4100
Serves 363 students.

CARTER COUNTY ADULT HIGH SCHOOL
412 SOUTH SYCAMORE ST
423-547-4084
Serves 9 students.

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