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Carter County, TN Public Records

1st District Circuit Court
900 E Elk Ave
Carter County Justice Ctr
Elizabethton, TN 37643 www.cartercountytn.gov/government...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-542-1835
F: 423-542-3742
Jurisdiction: Civil over $25,000
Restricted Records: No juvenile, psychiatric or expunged records released
Chancery Court
801 E Elk Ave.
Clerk & Masters Office
Elizabethton, TN 37643 www.cartercountytn.gov/government...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-542-1812
F: 423-547-1504
Jurisdiction: Civil, Probate
General Sessions Court
900 E Elk Ave
Carter County Justice Ctr
Elizabethton, TN 37643 www.cartercountytn.gov/government...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-542-1835
F: 423-542-3742
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Domestic, Juvenile, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, psychiatric or expunged records released
Criminal Court
900 E Elk Ave
Carter County Justice Ctr
Elizabethton, TN 37643 www.cartercountytn.gov/government...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 423-542-1835, 423-542-1872
F: 423-542-3742
Jurisdiction: Felony
Restricted Records: No juvenile, psychiatric or expunged records released
The Criminal Court hears felony cases, and hears convictions, appeals and bindovers from General Sessions Court.

Carter County, TN Vital Records

Contact the Carter County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Carter County
Register of Deeds
www.cartercountytn.gov/goverement...
8:00AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 423-542-1830
Fax: 423-542-3903
Recorded Documents

Carter County Vital Certificates

Carter County Vital Certificates

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Carter County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 341.05 sq mi
Population (2009): 59,043
  • Females: 49.9%
  • White: 96.5%
  • Black/African American: 1.9%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 95.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 2,303
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 21.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 69.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.35
Housing Units (2000): 25,920
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.9%
Migration Flow to Carter County, TN from (2007-2008):

Carter County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $526,606
  • Construction: $0
  • Retail Trade: $56,112
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $25,595
  • Retail Trade: $56,112
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $17,643
  • Manufacturing: $63,633
  • Farms: $-2,477
  • Government: $106,672
Employed (2000): 25,628
Unemployed (2000): 1,621
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,987
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,970
Local Government Revenue (2007): $74,045 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $37,316 (thou. dol.)

Carter County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 561
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Deaths (2007): 647
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.6

Carter County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 138
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 9
  • Aggravated Assault: 121
Property Crimes (2008): 1,443
  • Burglary: 342
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,006
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 95

Carter County Genealogy Records