The Cold Springs community is located in Johnson County, Tennessee, and it is located right outside of Mountain City. The primary coordinates of the community place it within the 37683 zip code delivery area of Mountain City. The community is part of the voting district #1 area of the county. The residents of this community vote at the Johnson County Academic Training Center (the Kellogg Building). The current Commissioners representing this voting district are Eugene Campbell, Bill Adams and Joey Norris.

In or near the community are the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and several businesses. The history of the community was rooted in farming and today there are still many farms in the area.