Location & Infrastructure
Reaching the Rest of the World.
Carter County is located strategically in the northeast corner of Tennessee, with easy interstate access to bordering North Carolina, nearby Virginia and all of the Eastern U.S. Home to several international industry suppliers, Carter County offers the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as several convenient transportation options.
Drivers can access Carter County via Interstate 26, which is in the county. Drivers can travel on several highways and state roads. Major U.S. highways include 19, crossing the county north to south, and 321 traversing west to east and intersecting with Highway 19 and moving southbound. State roads include 37, 67, 91, 143, 159, 173, 359, 361, 362 and 400. Access to the CSX Railway, East Tennessee Railway Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway is available in neighboring counties.
Carter County has its own general aviation airport, the Elizabethton Municipal Airport, with a 4,529-foot runway. Tri-Cities Regional Airport, the closest commercial airport, is only 25 miles away.
The Tennessee River, the closest navigable waterway with a commercial port, is in Knoxville, Tennessee, 126 miles away.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Tri-Cities Regional|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||25 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||22|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Elizabethton Municipal|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||4,529'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||23.7|
|Access of Interstate||I-26|
|State Highways||37, 67, 91, 143, 159, 173, 359, 361, 362, 400|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Knoxville|
|Railroads Serving County||CSX, East TN Railway Corporation, NS|