Carter County, Tennessee Minutes of the County Court, 1862-1869
By: W.P.A., Pub. 1938, Reprinted 2015, 271 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-826-9.
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 the creation, its eastern boundary was the North Carolina line, its northwestern boundary was Sullivan Co., TN; its northern boundary was Washington Co., VA. In these minutes of pleas & quarters sessions you will find appointments of county officials, appointed administrators, marked public roads, granting of licenses to "ordinaries", taxes being levied, civil actions of a wide variety and persons being tried for offenses against the peace & dignity of the State.