Downtown Elizabethton, July 4th parade (2008).
Nickname(s): The City of Power
Map spot for Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°20′11″N 82°14′21″W /
36.33639°N 82.23917°W / 36.33639; -82.23917
9.4 sq mi (24.3 km2)
9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
1,593 ft (465 m)
1,459.5/sq mi (563.5/km2)
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GNIS feature ID
Elizabethton is the county seat of Carter
County, Tennessee, United States. Elizabeth-
ton is also the historical site of the first inde-
pendent settlement on American soil (1772)
and located west of both the Eastern Contin-
ental Divide and the original thirteen British
colonies in America.
The population of Elizabethton was enu-
merated at 13,372 during the 2000 U.S.
Northeast Tennessee location
Elizabethton is centrally located within the
"Tri-Cities" area (encompassed by Bristol,
Johnson City, and Kingsport) of Northeast
Time offset from Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC): UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time).
According to the United States Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 square
miles (24.3 km?), of which, 9.2 square miles
(23.7 km?) of it is land and 0.2 square miles
(0.6 km?) of it (2.35%) is water.
The elevation at Elizabethton Municipal
Airport is 1,593 feet (486 m) ASL (the highest
point of elevation in Carter County is at Roan
Mountain with an elevation of 6,285 feet
(1,916 m) ASL) and the airport is located on
the eastern side of the city along State High-
way 91 Stoney Creek Exit. Elizabethton
is also connected to larger commercial,
shuttle, and cargo flights out of Tri-Cities Re-
gional Airport located adjacent to