Carter County, Tennessee

County: Carter

State: Tennessee

Lat/Long: 36.3000, -82.1333

In 1796, the Tennessee General Assembly divided Washington County, creating Carter County from the easternmost section. The county seat, Elizabethton, was established in 1797. Encompassing around 360 square miles, the county is named for Landon Carter, an early settler and prominent resident.

History of Tennessee (Chicago and Nashville: Goodspeed, 1887), 906; Carroll Van West, "Carter County," Tennessee Encyclopedia,, accessed 26 April 2022.