Elizabethton Fun Facts
The Veterans' Monument in downtown Elizabethton was originally constructed and dedicated in 1912 to "the memory of the old soldiers of Carter County since the days of the Revolution"\.
Further downstream, the Doe River flows by the East Side neighborhood and parallel with Tennessee State Route 67 and then underneath the historic Elizabethton Covered Bridge, built in 1882 and located within the Elizabethton downtown business district.
Elizabethton is also connected to larger commercial, shuttle, and cargo flights out of Tri-Cities Regional Airport located adjacent to the main campus of Northeast State Community College at nearby Blountville, Tennessee.
List of airports near Elizabethton:
- Elizabethton Municipal Airport
There were about 92 foreclosures in Elizabethton in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Population of Elizabethton was 14,123 in the year 2011.
There were 6,117 addresses in Elizabethton in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Elizabethton is about 24.35 square kilometers with a population of 14,123 in the year 2011.
Elizabethton is located in Carter County, Tennessee, United States of America.
Elizabethton's geo-coordinates are 36.3364° N, 82.2392° W.
There were about 2,090 mortgages in Elizabethton in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Elizabethton:
- Gary Bullock ( Actor )
- Samuel P. Carter
- Melinda Hyder ( Performer and Real Estate Broker )
- Vince Redd
- William Blount Carter
- Jason Witten ( American football player )
Elizabethton is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Elizabethton is the historical site of the first independent American government (known as the Watauga Association, created in 1772) located west of both the Eastern Continental Divide and the original thirteen British American colonies.
The unemployment rate of Elizabethton was 6.9% in the year 2008.
The city of Elizabethton was at one time promoted as "The City of Power" as the town is located just southeast of the Wilbur Dam hydrogeneration site spanning the Watauga River.
Elizabethton is located within the "Tri-Cities" area (encompassed by Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport) of northeast Tennessee.
There were 5,431 households in Elizabethton in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Elizabethton's official website is http://www.elizabethton.org/
In 1927, the 9-mile (14 km) portion of the ET&WNC railroad from Johnson City to Elizabethton was converted to standard gauge in order to more efficiently serve the NARC and Bemberg Rayon Plants.
The elizabethton is presented by the Watauga Historical Association and the Sycamore Shoals Historic Area in Elizabethton every July on the last three Thursday-Friday-Saturday weekends of the month.
The population of Elizabethton was enumerated at 14,176 during the 2010 U.S.
Hikers, military reenactors, and scouts have followed within segments of the famous overmountain victory trail, and in 1975 three Elizabethton boy scouts were among those who completed the first re-enactment of the overmountain march (approximately 214 miles (344 km) in one direction) from Elizabethton at Sycamore Shoals to the Kings Mountain National Military Park.
Elizabethton was first serviced by relatively inexpensive hydroelectric power during the early 1910s, leading to the popular "The City of Power" moniker.
Public Schools in Elizabethton are operated by Elizabethton City Schools.
Presidential candidate Herbert C Hoover made his only southern campaign stop at Elizabethton and delivered his nationally broadcast October 6, 1928 election "stump speech" delivered before 50,000 people gathered at the base of Lynn Mountain in Harmon Field (now at both the mini-park and the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce building location on U.S.