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Welcome to Elizabethton ...

The city of Elizabethton is located in Carter County<1> and is the County Seat for Carter County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elizabethton has a population of 13,526 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elizabethton.

Elizabethton is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Elizabethton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Elizabethton: (423)

The ZIP code for Elizabethton: 37643<4>

Websites for Elizabethton ...

Official Website: www.elizabethton.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elizabethton had an population of 13,526 people. This is a decrease of 4.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elizabethton had a population of 14,176 people (which is 24.69% of the total population of Carter County). This makes Elizabethton the county's most populous community.

The population of Elizabethton represents 0.22% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,176 people, the population of Elizabethton increased 6.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,372 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elizabethton.

Adding Elizabethton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elizabethton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elizabethton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elizabethton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Elizabethton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elizabethton.

  • Johnson City [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Elizabethton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Collingwood [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Elizabethton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<6>
  • Bristol [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Elizabethton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
  • East Ridge [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Elizabethton
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shell Creek [Carter County]
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      • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Elizabethton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
    • Cross [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
      • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Elizabethton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
    • Mill Point [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
      • Mill Point [Sullivan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Elizabethton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
    • Winchester [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Elizabethton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Elizabethton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<6>
    • Erwin [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Elizabethton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elizabethton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elizabethton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elizabethton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elizabethton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elizabethton. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elizabethton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elizabethton ...

Looking for more information about Elizabethton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elizabethton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elizabethton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elizabethton: www.elizabethton.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Carter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elizabethton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elizabethton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elizabethton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elizabethton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elizabethton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elizabethton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElizabethtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elizabethton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3480, Longitude: -82.2146    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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