City and county Government offices closed for Presidents Day

Published 8:35 am Monday, February 17, 2020

The third Monday of every February is a time to remember presidents and, for some, enjoy a day off or take advantage of the sales at their favorite department store.

Presidents Day, known also as Washington’s Birthday, falls on Monday, Feb. 17, this year. The day is a federal holiday, which means many government institutions will be closed.

The day was originally established in the 1880s to honor President George Washington but later became viewed as a time to recognize all presidents, past and present, after it was moved to a Monday as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which took effect in 1971. The name then became widely known as Presidents Day.

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Here are some key businesses that will and won’t be closed on Feb. 17:

Offices of the City of Elizabethton will be closed Monday. Because of the closing, garbage collection for the week has been altered. Collections scheduled Monday through Thursday will be one day late with Thursday and Friday collections picked up on Friday.

Also, the Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library and Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center will be closed.

Carter County offices will be closed Monday as will all state and federal offices. The United States Postal Service will not deliver mail on Presidents Day,

Department of Motor Vehicle offices across Tennessee will be closed.

Also, Carter County and Elizabethton City Schools will be closed.