Carter County, Tennessee, 17601861, Early History of.
By: Frank Merritt, Pub. 1950, reprinted 2016, 214 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-904-4.
Carter county was formed in 1796 by the General Assembly of North Carolina. It was created out of the eastern part of Washington County, an early county originally formed in 1777. The Watauga Settlement was located in present Carter County. At the time of its creation, its eastern boundary was the North Carolina line, its northwestern boundary was Sullivan Co., TN; its northern boundary was Washington Co., VA.