We are historic Johnson County, located in northeast Tennessee.   

Our county seat is in Mountain City, where most of our operations and services are situated. We are a designated Three Star Community and strive for excellence in community development. Our history and Appalachian culture is rooted in rural America farming which was followed by mills, timber and mining.

We are mountain and lake country with beautiful natural resources that we have protected for the benefit of our residents and those who visit our area. These natural resources have helped our county to become a family vacation destination and a desirable place to live, so we are experiencing growth in our tourism, business and real estate sectors. There are tremendous opportunities to grow and develop your business here in Johnson County, while enjoying a good quality of life.

Fair Housing In Johnson County 

Johnson County has placed a poster at the Johnson County Public Library in Mountain City for public viewing during regular business hours. The information provided by the Fair Housing poster is to ensure citizens are treated fairly in all housing matters, including buying or renting, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family size. The County does not discriminate and the location of the poster is accessible for persons with a disability.

Johnson County Properties

There are currently no county properties available for lease.

Johnson County Organized Camps (aka Campgrounds) Regulations

The Tennessee Division of Environmental Health is responsible for the inspection of organized camps.
For more details, please go to

Johnson County Subdivision Regulations

As amended through October 18, 2012. Download PDF version here.

Johnson County Map 

The only incorporated municipality is Mountain City which also serves as the county seat.