Elizabethton, Tennessee

city in Tennessee, United States

Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States.[7] Elizabethton is the historical site of the first independent American government (known as the Watauga Association, created in 1772).

Elizabethton, Tennessee
Downtown Elizabethton, July 4th parade (2008)
Downtown Elizabethton, July 4th parade (2008)
Nickname: 
The City of Power[1]
Location of Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee.
Location of Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee.
Elizabethton is located in Tennessee
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Map spot for Elizabethton, Tennessee
Elizabethton is located in the United States
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Elizabethton
Elizabethton (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°20′11″N 82°14′21″W / 36.33639°N 82.23917°W / 36.33639; -82.23917
Country United States
State Tennessee
CountyCarter
Explored1759
Settled1769
Founded1799[2]
Incorporated:May 13, 1905[2]
Named forElizabeth MacLin Carter
Government
 • TypeCouncil–Manager
Area
 • Total9.70 sq mi (25.11 km2)
 • Land9.55 sq mi (24.74 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Elevation
1,593 ft (465 m)
Population
 • Total14,546
 • Density1,522.98/sq mi (588.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
37643-37644
Area code423
FIPS code47-23500[5]
GNIS feature ID1328127[6]
Websitewww.elizabethton.org

The city is also the historical site of the Transylvania Purchase (1775) which was a major site during the American Revolutionary War for both the Battle of Musgrove Mill (1780) and the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780). It was within the secessionist North Carolina "State of Franklin" territory (1784–1788).

Geography

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Elizabethton is located within the "Tri-Cities" area (encompassed by Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport) of northeast Tennessee.[8]

Their time zone is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC): UTC-5 (Eastern Time).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.1 km2), of which 9.5 square miles (24.7 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 1.51%, is water.[3]

Weather

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Climate data for Elizabethton, Tennessee (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1895–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 78
(26)
82
(28)
84
(29)
93
(34)
97
(36)
102
(39)
105
(41)
99
(37)
98
(37)
92
(33)
87
(31)
80
(27)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 46.2
(7.9)
50.4
(10.2)
58.9
(14.9)
69.0
(20.6)
76.6
(24.8)
82.9
(28.3)
85.5
(29.7)
85.0
(29.4)
80.1
(26.7)
70.0
(21.1)
58.5
(14.7)
49.5
(9.7)
67.7
(19.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 35.9
(2.2)
39.2
(4.0)
46.6
(8.1)
55.5
(13.1)
64.2
(17.9)
71.2
(21.8)
74.5
(23.6)
73.7
(23.2)
67.9
(19.9)
57.0
(13.9)
45.9
(7.7)
39.2
(4.0)
55.9
(13.3)
Average low °F (°C) 25.5
(−3.6)
28.1
(−2.2)
34.2
(1.2)
41.9
(5.5)
51.8
(11.0)
59.6
(15.3)
63.5
(17.5)
62.3
(16.8)
55.6
(13.1)
44.0
(6.7)
33.3
(0.7)
28.8
(−1.8)
44.1
(6.7)
Record low °F (°C) −21
(−29)
−17
(−27)
−2
(−19)
20
(−7)
28
(−2)
39
(4)
46
(8)
43
(6)
31
(−1)
22
(−6)
10
(−12)
−12
(−24)
−21
(−29)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.78
(96)
3.76
(96)
3.97
(101)
3.81
(97)
4.43
(113)
5.16
(131)
5.86
(149)
4.20
(107)
3.00
(76)
2.80
(71)
3.36
(85)
3.90
(99)
48.03
(1,220)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.9
(4.8)
2.1
(5.3)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.8
(4.6)
6.0
(15)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 12.5 12.2 13.1 11.9 12.7 13.4 13.5 11.6 9.0 8.9 10.2 12.8 141.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 1.2 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 4.3
Source: NOAA[9][10]

Education

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Public Schools in Elizabethton are operated by Elizabethton City Schools. www.ecschools.net

Colleges

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Satellite campuses of Northeast State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology are located in the eastern part of the city off Tennessee State Route 91.

Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary are located in the southwestern part of the city off Tennessee State Route 359.

Notable people

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References

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  1. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64500614_text "Pre-TVA Hydroelectric Development in Tennessee, 1901-1933". U.S. Department of Interior, National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet. Section E, Page 12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 City of Elizabethton website. Retrieved: 15 January 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  4. "QuickFacts: Elizabethton city, Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  5. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  10. "Station: Elizabethton, TN". U.S. Climate Normals 2020: U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1991-2020). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  11. Tedesco, Marie. "Elizabethton Rayon Plants Strikes, 1929". Tennessee Encyclopedia.
  12. "Kenneth R. Wallace" (PDF).