Elizabethton & Carter County
Community History Project
Began in 2019, in partnership with Elizabethton/Carter County Library's Archives, University of Tennessee's School of Information Sciences, Chick History & Philippi Baptist Church, The Elizabethton Community History Project is working to provide accessible Black history materials for the archive's local collection.
We're continuing to conduct research, compile data, digitize materials & conduct oral histories with residents focusing on Douglas School and the surrounding Black communities in Carter & Johnson Counties.
Douglas School Enrollment Cards
In digitizing and cataloguing the enrollment cards from Elizabethton's Douglas School, we quickly realized the amount of valuable data contained with-in these materials, produced from 1932 to 1962. Information such as previous school attended, previous location, residential address and occupation of parent/guardian were important pieces of Black life in the town that we wanted researchers and the general public to be able to visualize and have access to. This interactive map is the culmination of that work. We are very interested in the functionality of this for you and what additional benefit you could see for Black families in and from Elizabethton, TN. Click here to open this map in a new browser window.