The historic town of Elizabethton Tennessee and the Sycamore Shoals settlement is one of East Tennessee's most charming towns. Enjoying a 200 year history, Elizabethton is famous for its unique role in 18th century history as it was the home of the first permanent settlement, outside the original 13 colonies, known as the Watauga Association. This majority rule system of democracy was formed in 1772 and is recognized as the first real form of American Democratic government. Today, you can spend the day enjoying Elizabethton's beautiful downtown region and its history, and note its delightful, southern hospitality. Filled with excellent places to enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, camping, and even golf, Elizabethton is one of East Tennessee's best kept vacation secrets.
While enjoying your East Tennessee Vacation, be sure to stop by Elizabethton's many historic attractions. The Doe River Covered Bridge, originally built in 1882 and the oldest covered bridge still in use in the state. The Carter Mansion, built between the years of 1775 and 1781, is known for being the oldest frame home in not just East Tennessee, but the entire state. Finally, the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, is the home of Fort Watauga and the place celebrated as the first permanent settlement aside from the 13 original colonies. In addition to all of these historic locations, Elizabethton TN is brimming with scenic mountain vistas and views. Carter County is also home to the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens. This 600 acre garden is famous for being the largest garden of its type in the entire world, and draws many thousands each year to witness it's beauty.
Every Saturday night from Apr-Oct, join us in Downtown Elizabethton for the Cruise-In. Cars start arriving at 5:00 pm and festivities last until 9:00pm. Enjoy shopping and eating downtown with the family and view the beautiful cars on display while the tunes of the oldies and goodies play for your enjoyment.
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Golfing in Elizabethton:
- Buffalo Valley Golf Course
190 Country Club Drive
Unicoi, TN 37692
For more information or tee times, please call 423-743-5021 or 423-743-3112.
- Elizabethton Golf Course
185 Buck VanHuss Road
Elizabethton, TN 37643