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Elizabethton, Tennessee

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Welcome to Elizabethton ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elizabethton has a population of 13,497 people<1> (see below for details).

Elizabethton is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Elizabethton lies within the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Elizabethton: 37643<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elizabethton had a population of 14,176 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 13,372 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elizabethton had an population of 13,497 people. This is a decrease of 4.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.93% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Elizabethton ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elizabethton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elizabethton. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Elizabethton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Johnson City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the West (W) of Elizabethton

Located in Washington County

Collingwood   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Elizabethton

Located in Sullivan County

Bristol   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Elizabethton

Located in Sullivan County

East Ridge   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Elizabethton

Located in Washington County

Shell Creek   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elizabethton

Cross   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Elizabethton

Located in Sullivan County

Mill Point   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elizabethton

Located in Sullivan County

Winchester   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Elizabethton

Located in Johnson County

Colonial Heights   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elizabethton

Located in Sullivan County

Erwin   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elizabethton

Located in Unicoi County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elizabethton.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elizabethton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elizabethton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elizabethton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elizabethton

Our 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     [Map].

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