Carter County, Tennessee

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Carter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 56,742. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 58,865.[1] Its county seat is Elizabethton.[2]

Carter County is part of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–KingsportBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region of Northeast Tennessee.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 348 square miles (901.3 km2), of which 341 square miles (883.2 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (1.89%) is water.

Carter County's boundary with Sullivan County is defined as the ridgeline of Holston Mountain.

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