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  • Johnson County Attractions | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    Johnson County Attractions Johnson County has become a popular family vacation destination offering many outdoor adventures and a great variety of family attractions. We have a great county Welcome Center located on Hwy 421 in Mountain City offering travelers all the information they need to enjoy these adventures and attractions. ​ Find Places to Stay | Visit our Calendar of Events | Discover Things to Do Our Log Cabin Welcome Center warmly welcomes visitors to Johnson County. It is conveniently located on Hwy 421, in the middle of Mountain City, which is our county seat. Here you will find a small history museum with exhibits that present our history and showcases original artifacts and pictures from the past. The Welcome Center is staffed with knowledgeable and friendly people who can answer your questions, give you information about local businesses and provide tourism information about the many activities, attractions and adventures available in our area. ​ Johnson County Welcome Center 716 S Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-5800 Tennessee's Best Kept Secret Hi-Lo Adventure Trail Information – Click Here Johnson County is home to many types of attractions including historical sites, museums, theater, parks and music. There are also several nature based attractions such as Watauga Lake, Doe Mountain Recreation Area, and the Snake Motorcycle and Sports Car Route. request map Antiquing In Johnson County, you will find small and large antique shops for those searching for new treasures during their visit here. Appalachian Trail The famous 2,100 mile hiking trail meanders through our area offering some of the best hiking in the world. In our area this trail will take you along mountain ridges overlooking Shady Valley around pristine Watauga Lake and actually across the Watauga Dam and by incredible Laurel Falls. Backbone Rock Our county is home to Backbone Rock which is a natural wonder located in the Cherokee National Forest. It is known as the shortest railroad tunnel in the world. This unique rock formation hovers over Hwy 91 and provides a lasting memory. There is also a picnic area and hiking trails for your enjoyment. Doe Mountain State and local governments purchased Doe Mountain to keep it from being commercially developed and to provide an outdoor recreation area for this part of Northeast Tennessee. This 8,600 acre family wilderness area provides over 50 miles of blazed adventure trails for ATV riders, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Eco-Agriculture The history of Johnson County is rooted in rural American farming, the timber industry and mining industry. The county has transformed into a tourism destination with some eco-agriculture attractions such as Harbin Hills Farm, an organic farming operation with the Mountain Music Stage venue featuring music performances by some talented local musicians. Our county is also part of an American Viticulture Area which is a designation for areas that have the right geographic features to produce high quality wine grapes. We have a thriving vineyard and two local wineries serving award winning wines. The Watauga Lake Winery is located in a restored historic school building where you can participate in tours of the winery facilities and enjoy wine tastings. The vineyard offers a touch of Tuscany where you can dine while enjoying incredible views and attend some of the many scheduled events during the year. Heritage Hall This theater is a quality venue showcasing some great theatrical productions and musical performances. The theater venue is actually located in a restored turn of the century building and features an active calendar of events. Johnson County Farmer's Market The main work of the Johnson County Farmers Market is to help strengthen a sustainable local agricultural and food economy. Follow us on Facebook for current schedules and locations: @johnsoncountyfarmersmarket Johnson County Museum of History The Johnson County Welcome Center houses a small History Museum that presents the history of our area, our rural Appalachian culture and our long musical heritage. There are some nice exhibits to view as you learn about our history There is no cost to tour this museum. Johnson County Veterans Memorial Wall Located in Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City Tennessee, the Johnson County Veterans Memorial Wall commemorates our local hometown heroes that have served our great nation proudly. As they have stood for us, so shall we stand for them. Our Veterans Memorial Wall honors our brave service men and women and their sacrifice to protect our freedom and their courage to uphold their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Museum of Butler TN This first rate museum will amaze you with its quality exhibits and original photographs that bring to life the relocation of the town of Butler to make way for the creation of Watauga Lake. This museum is open on weekends between Memorial Day and late October. Guided tours are available by appointment. The Johnson County Center for the Arts The Art Center is located in Heritage Square in downtown Mountain City, Tennessee. This non-profit art center showcases Appalachian crafts, art and products produced by local artisans. They also offer a very active art class schedule, so be sure to check out the schedule to find a class in which you would like to participate. The Snake The famous Snake 421 Motorcycle and Sports Car Route runs through our county providing some of the best motorcycle touring in the southeastern United States. The Shady Valley Country Store is the hub for this ride and is located at the intersection of US Hwy 421 and TN Hwy 91 in Shady Valley, Tennessee. You are invited to come and ride the 489 curves over two mountains and through one valley. Trade Grist Mill The mill is located on the east side of US 421 in the village of Trade, on the TN/NC border. While the mill is located at the back of the road, it can easily be seen from the highway. Originally known as the Jones, May, Snyder Mill, it is now called the Trade Grist Mill. The mill was built around 1802 by Thomas Jones who migrated from North Carolina and homesteaded land on Roan Creek in an area known as Key Station, near Trade. Watauga Lake Johnson County is on the north side of Watauga Lake in the southern Appalachian Mountains. This is one of the cleanest lakes in America making it a choice family lake destination. There are public beach areas, picnic areas, campgrounds and boat ramps. Here you can enjoy a variety of water sports such as skiing, sailing, pontoon boats, canoeing and kayaking in a cool clean mountain lake. Watauga Lake Winery Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Watauga Lake Winery revives a 40s-era school house rich in lore against a stunning mountain backdrop. Our Annual Festivals MOUNTAIN CITY SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL JULY LONG JOURNEY HOME LABOR DAY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER TRADE MILL & NATIVE HERITAGE DAYS SEPTEMBER OLD BUTLER DAYS FIRST SATURDAY OCTOBER CRANBERRY FESTIVAL SHADY ROCK SCHOOL OCTOBER FESTIVAL OF TREES JC WELCOME CENTER DECEMBER

  • Public Records | Johnson County TN Mountain City TN

    Public Open Records Policy Updated 02/18/2021 Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-503(g), the following Public Records Policy for Johnson County, TN Government is hereby adopted by the Johnson County Commission to provide economical and efficient access to public records as provided under the Tennessee Public Records Act (“TPRA”) in Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-501, et seq. download policy & request form here The Public Records Request Coordinator for Johnson County is Sheila Caldwell. Requests to inspect public records may be submitted orally or in writing. Requests for copies of public records must be submitted in writing using the Public Records Request Form. Download a copy of the Public Records Policy and Request Form. ​ Johnson County Mayor c/o Sheila Caldwell – Public Records Request Coordinator 222 S. Main Street Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-9696 ​ Under state law, the County Clerk serves as the clerk of the county’s legislative body (County Commission). As such, they are tasked with all of the administrative duties related to the Commission, such as the recording of minutes, publishing of agendas, and providing adequate public notice of meetings. If you have questions regarding when and where meeting notices and agendas are posted, you need to contact the office of County Clerk Tammie Fenner. You can reach her office by email to tammie.fenner@tn.gov or by calling 423-727-9633. All documents are in PDF format and require a viewer to open the file. PUBLIC NOTICES & AGENDAS PUBLIC NOTICE: Airport Advisory Committee Meeting - Monday, October 17, 2022 MEETING AGENDA: Airport Advisory Committee Meeting - Monday, October 17, 2022 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: Accounts & Budget Committee Meeting - Thursday, October 20, 2022 MEETING AGENDA: Accounts & Budget Committee Meeting - Thursday, October 20, 2022 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: County Commission Meeting - Thursday, October 20, 2022 MEETING AGENDA: Commission Meeting Quarterly Agenda - Thursday, October 20, 2022 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: County Commission Meeting - Thursday, December 15, 2022 MEETING AGENDA: Commission Meeting Agenda - Thursday, December 15, 2022 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: Planning Commission Meeting - Monday, January 9, 2023 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: Quarterly Commission Meeting - Thursday, January 19, 2023 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: Accounts & Budget Committee Meeting - Thursday, January 19, 2023 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: Quarterly County Commission Meeting - Thursday, January 19 , 2023 MEETING AGENDA: Commission Meeting Quarterly Agenda - January 19 , 2023 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: Accounts & Budget Committee Meeting - Thursday, February 16, 2023 ​ PUBLIC NOTICE: County Commission Meeting - Thursday, February 16, 2023 MEETING AGENDA: Commission Meeting Agenda - Thursday, February 16, 2023 MONTHLY COMMISSION MINUTES January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 July 2022 August 2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December 2022

  • Courthouse | Johnson County Government | Mountain City Mountain City TN

    Johnson County Courthouse Photo credit: Dennis Shekinah Fall in Mountain City The Snake - Shady Valley Johnson County Courthouse Photo credit: Dennis Shekinah 1/7 Subscribe for Updates Subscribe Now Thanks for submitting! STAY CONNECTED TODAY! BE IN THE KNOW Welcome to Johnson County TN Today, Tomorrow or a Lifetime! COURTHOUSE HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm ​ County Clerks Office Only Saturdays 8:30am-11:45am Johnson County TN Government Public Notices ​ Press Release from Johnson County Mayor, Larry Potter - 1/20/2023 ​ Thursday, February 16 @ 6:00pm Budget Meeting ​ Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00pm County Commission Meeting UPCOMING EVENTS Are you 60+ years of age? Johnson County Senior Center Mountain City, TN Open Monday-Saturday Johnson County Library Mountain City, TN January through February Johnson County Welcome Center Please note the Welcome Center will be closed until March 2023. MOUNTAIN CITY SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW! Vendor, pageant, entertainment & sponsorship information available here! calendar of events LEARN MORE HERE website | facebook Follow Johnson County Government Featured COMMUNITY POST

  • Calendar of Events | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    click on image to enlarge view Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser LIVE MUSIC! $10 per person | 5 & under are free! Proceeds benefit Trade Community Center 2023 Bike & Hike Day Saturday, March 25 Starting at 10:00am Doe Mountain Trade Mill & Native Heritage Days SAVE THE DATES September 16 & 17, 2023 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser LIVE MUSIC! $10 per person | 5 & under are free! Proceeds benefit Trade Community Center 1/3 I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy. Discover Things to Do | Visit Local Attractions | Places to Stay Johnson County Calendar of Events event submission guidelines submit your event for free

  • Places to Stay | Johnson County Tenneesee Mountain City TN

    Places to Stay No matter where you choose to stay in Johnson County, you will be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of our mountain ranges, serene views of our lakes and streams and the scents of unspoiled nature. Whether you love the convenience and hominess of a Bed & Breakfast or the rustic experience at one of our campgrounds, you will find warm hospitality across the county. If you need assistance in planning your visit, feel free to call our Welcome Center at 423-727-5800 for more information! If you have a Bed & Breakfast, AirBnB or Campground not listed, please let us know! add your location See Local Atrractions | Visit our Calendar of Events | Discover Things to Do JOHNSON COUNTY ACCOMODATIONS AMERICOURT HOTEL 450 Dotson Lane Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-7311 ​ BLUE MONTANYA - THE RESORT 810 Cove Ridge Road Butler, TN 37640 800-665-8949 email CHEROKEE FOREST MOUNTAIN CABINS 798 Grindstaff Road Butler, TN 37640 423-768-4484 ​ DOE VALLEY FARM CABINS 313 Stage Coach Loop Mountain City, TN 37683 423-270-1009 ​ IRON MOUNTAIN INN B&B 175 Moreland Drive Butler, TN 37640 423-768-2446 email SILVER KEYS BED & BREAKFAST 6583 Highway 67 W Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-9451 ​ THE BLUE RIDGE COMFORT INN 2246 Lumpkin Branch Road Mountain City, TN 37683 727-222-7401 ​ CHESTNUT RETREAT AirBnB Mountain City, TN 37683 website ​ FARMHOUSE WITH 4 BEDROOMS Mountain Getaways Mountain City, TN 376683 website ​ THE LOG CABIN INN 3711 Highway 421 South Mountain City, TN 37683 423-440-5882 ​ STILL WATERS LODGE Watauga Lake Butler, TN 37640 919-600-8034 email WHIPKINS COVE VRBO - Watauga Lake Butler, TN 37640 website BROOKSIDE MOUNTAIN COTTAGES 579 Trout Run Road Mountain City, TN 37683 866-220-2111 email CREEKSIDE CHALET 138A Moreland Drive Butler, TN 37640 423-768-2446 email FLYFISHTN9 VACATION RENTAL AirBnB Shady Valley, TN 37688 website ​ MAMAW'S PLACE/FARM AirBnB Mountain City, TN 37683 website ​ SUGAR HOLLOW RETREAT 5793 Hwy 321 Butler, TN 37640 423-768-3105 email WHITE FENCE FARM AirBnB Trade, TN 37691 website BUTTERMILK ACRES 240 Buttermilk Road Trade , TN 37691 423-727-1717 email CREEKSIDE CABIN Mountain Getaways Butler TN 37640 website ​ GENTRY CREEK INN & STABLES 1959 Gentry Creek Road Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680 423-727-7080 email MOUNTAIN TOP FARM SUITE AirBnB - Camper/RV Mountain City, TN 37683 website ​ SUNSET RETREAT AirBnB on Watauga Lake Butler, TN 37640 website ​ add your location JOHNSON COUNTY CAMPGROUNDS BACKWOODS FARM CAMPGROUND 134 Joe Dugger Lane Butler,TN 37640 (423) 281-2394 BAYVIEW CAMPGROUND 16335 Highway 67 W Butler, TN 37640 (423) 768-0434 CAMP WATAUGA 16509 Hwy 67 W Butler, TN 37640 423-388-8974 CORN CREEK CAMPGROUND North 2374 US-421 Mountain City, TN 37683 423-460-3135 COVE RIDGE MARINA & YACHT CLUB ​ 947 Piercetown Road Butler, TN 37640 423-768-3760 FISH TRAILS CAMPGROUND ​ 177 Robert Roark Lane Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680 423-444-1545 FORGE CREEK CAMPGROUND ​ 1677 South Shady Street Mountain City, TN 37683 423-895-3093 OLD MILL MUSIC & RV PARK 7281 Highway 91N Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680 423-791-8590 PIONEER LANDING CAMPGROUND 105 Cowan Town Road Butler, TN 37640 423-768-3164 R&D CAMPGROUN D 900 Mining Town Road Mountain City, TN 37683 423-534-4785 ROAN CREEK CAMPGROUND ​ 205 Morefield Road Butler, TN 37640 423-768-0012 SINK VALLEY CAMPGROUND 6365 Sink Valley Road Butler, TN 37640 407-768-0922 SWITCHBACK CREEK CAMPGROUND ​ 570 Wallace Road Shady Valley, TN 37688 407-484-3388 TWO CREEKS CAMPGROUND ​ 1037 Forge Road Mountain City, TN 37683 423-471-1356 WELCOME CENTER CAMPGROUND 716 S Shady Street Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-5800 add your location

  • Newcomer Information | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    Newcomer Information Welcome to your new home in beautiful Johnson County, Tennessee! The following directory should provide the basic information you need to help you get settled but if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 423-727-9696 for assistance! UTILITIES Electricity: Mountain City Electric . . . phone | 423-727-1800 Carderview Utility District - Butler . . . phone |423-768-2527 ​ Propane Gas : Amerigas . . . phone | 423-246-6158 Freeman Gas . . . phone | 423-727-2597 Marsh LP Gas . . . phone | 423-727-0005 Water/Sewage . . . phone | 423-727-8005 ​ Septic Systems : Johnson City Environmental Field Office ... 423-854-5400 Cable / Streaming Television: DirectTV DISH Spectrum ​ Internet Providers: Skyline Skybest Spectrum Viasat HughesNet CenturyLink ​ Telephone / Cell Providers: AT&T Spectrum CenturyLink Verizon ​ SCHOOLS Johnson County Board of Education . . . phone | 423-727-2640 ​ VEHICLE LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS Johnson County Clerk . . . phone | 423-727-9633 Johnson County Courthouse - First Floor ​ VOTER INFORMATION Johnson County Board of Elections . . . phone | 423-727-8592 ​ PUBLIC LIBRARY Johnson County Public Library . . . phone | 423-727-6544 ​ HOSPITAL / MEDICAL CARE Johnson County Health Department . . . phone | 423-727-9731 Ballad Health - Mountain City . . . phone | 423-727-6674 ​ FUNERAL HOMES Hux & Lipford Funeral Home . . . phone | 423-727-9221 Mountain City Funeral Home . . . phone | 423-727-9700 ​ SENIOR CARE & PROGRAMS Johnson County Senior Center . . . phone | 423-727-8883 ​ VETERANS AFFAIRS Johnson County Veterans Affairs & Safety . . . phone | 423-727-7929 ​ UNITED POSTAL SERVICES LOCATIONS 211 Piercetown Rd - Butler 216 College Street - Mountain City 136 Highway 133 - Shady Valley 164 Highway 67N - Trade ​ PROPERTY ASSESSOR Matthew Lewis . . . phone | 423-727-7692 Mountain City is the largest town in the county and serves as the county seat. The county is governed by a Board of Commissioners and a county mayor. There are (8) voting districts in the county represented by 15 Commissioners. ​ The county is located within Tennessee’s 1st congressional district. ​ Mayor of Mountain City: Jerry Jordan email: jjordan@mountaincitytn.org phone: (423) 727-7238 Town Hall: 210 S Church Street Mountain City, TN 37683 phone: 423-727-8005 website: MountainCity.org ​ Contact City Officials JOHNSON COUNTY CHURCHES Butler Baptist Church - Butler Little Milligan Baptist Church - Butler Dyson Grove Baptist Church - Butler Sugar Grove Baptist Church - Butler ​ Faith Gospel Church - Laurel Bloomery Stateline Baptist Church - Laurel Bloomery ​ Antioch Baptist Church - Mountain City Calvary Baptist Church - Mountain City Central Baptist Church - Mountain City Church Hammons Chapel - Mountain City Community Church of Mountain City Covenant Bible Church - Mountain City Dewey Christian Church - Mountain City First Apostolic Church of Mountain City First Baptist Church - Mountain City First Christian Church - Mountain City First Freewill Baptist Church - Mountain City First United Methodist Church - Mountain City Heavenly Light Baptist Church - Mounta in City Mountain City Baptist Church Mountain City Church of Christ Mountain City Presbyterian Church Mountain City Seventh Day Adventist Church Nelson Chapel Family Life Center - Mountain City Pine Grove Baptist Church - Mountain City Pleasant Grove Baptist Church - Mountain City Rainbow Baptist Church - Mountain City Rainbow Mennonite Church - Mountain City Roan Creek Baptist Church - Mountain City Saint Anthony Catholic Church - Mountain City Southside Freewill Baptist Church Blacklight Ministries - Mountain City Valley View United Methodist Church - Mountain City Victory Chapel - Mountain City Crandull Church of Christ - Shady Valley Harmon Chapel Christian Church - Shady Valley Shady Valley Church of Christ - Shady Valley ​ Evergreen Baptist Church - Trade ​ Are we missing a Johnson County Church? Please let us know! ​ ​ COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition . . . phone | 423-727-0780 First Christian Church . . . phone | 423-727-9151 Hale Community Ministries . . . phone | 423-727-1521 Helping Others . . . phone | 423-471-0381 Johnson County Community Center . . . 423-727-2942 Johnson County Emergency Heating Fund for Seniors . . . phone | 423-727-5726 Johnson County Humane Society . . . phone | 423-727-4665 Johnson County Lions Club . . . phone | 423-727-8817 Johnson County Safe Haven . . . phone | 423-727-0201 Johnson County Senior Center . . . phone | 423-727-8883 Little Milligan Care & Share Program . . . phone | 423-768-2681 Pregnancy Support Center of Johnson County . . . phone | 423-727-4091 Rescue D.O.G. & End of Life Sanctuary . . . phone | 423-956-2564 St. Anthony's Catholic Church . . . phone | 423-440-4159 The Bump Foundation . . . phone | 727-426-3093 ​ ​ ​ Visit the Johnson County Welcome Center & Museum 716 South Shady Street | Mountain City, Tennessee 423-727-5800 | Follow them on Facebook ! 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  • THINGS TO DO | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    Embrace the great outdoors in Johnson County! We are mountain and lake country with many types of outdoor recreation and adventures. Johnson County features community parks, a really nice golf resort, all types of camping, excellent fishing, scenic biking and hiking with great views and waterfalls. We also have water sports on a large pristine lake, peaceful horseback riding, some of the best motorcycle touring in the region and a recreation area providing miles of blazed ATV trails. We are an outdoor paradise offering something for just about everyone. Find Places to Stay | Visit our Calendar of Events | Discover Local Attractions DISC GOLF Our county has a good Frisbee Golf Course that is located in the Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City. The course was established in 2009 with great signage and regulation size baskets. It offers 9 holes/baskets and is a Par 27 course. The course is 2540 feet in length over a mostly flat and lightly wooded area. This is a good course in a nice setting. download disc golf map LOCAL PARKS The Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City offers a great setting with mature trees, park benches, a beautiful pond with home geese and good walking trails. There is a large picnic pavilion, playground, baseball field and skateboard park. The park is also home to a disc golf course, an excellent fitness trail and an outdoor stage for music events. The park features the Johnson County Memorial Wall honoring veterans from our area. HIKING Our area offers some of the best hiking in the region. Trails for all difficulty levels offer great views, waterfalls and historical sites. Laurel Creek Trail is an easy-to-hike wildlife haven in the Cherokee National Forest. The Cross Mountain Trail is a scenic moderate-level hike that overlooks beautiful Shady Valley. Gentry Creek Falls Trail is a harder level back forest trail that crosses the creek 14 times as it meanders for 4 ½ miles through the deep woods to an incredible double waterfall. There are many more nice trails in our area including a good section of the world famous Appalachian Trail. view walking & hiking trails BIKING Our area has good on-road and off-road biking opportunities. Our on-road choices include peaceful country roads, challenging climbs up mountains and thrilling downhill winding descends. For off-road biking enthusiasts, mountain biking is allowed at Doe Mountain Recreation Area on most of their Multi-Use Trails. For those who are seeking a milder trail biking experience, the famous Virginia Creeper Trail, in nearby Damascus, Virginia, offers an excellent choice. Here you will find many biking outfitters providing bike rentals and shuttle service. FISHING Our area is a fishing paradise offering some of the best fishing in our region. We have an abundance of creeks providing excellent fly fishing. We are home to pristine Watauga Lake where you can enjoy some great reel fishing by boat and shoreline. We also are home to Doe Creek, known for its great fishing holes. There are several fishing guide services available for those seeking a guided trip. CAMPING There are all types of camping available in our area from primitive camping to luxury camping. We actually have a full-service campground located on the hill behind the Johnson County Welcome Center, which is part of our tourism initiative. There are also several privately owned campgrounds offering everything from primitive camping to full service camping to glamping. HORSEBACK RIDING In our area, equestrians can choose between back roads, trails and wide open areas. We have many peaceful backroads choices all over the county. Horses are permitted on most Multi-Use Trails at Doe Mountain Recreation Area. In nearby Damascus, Virginia, horses are permitted on the famous Virginia Creeper Trail. For some longer trails with wide open areas, you can visit nearby Mount Rogers Recreation Area and Grayson Highlands State Park. These areas provide a series of trails and here you can access the 68 mile Virginia Highlands Trail. WATER SPORTS Johnson County is located on the north side of beautiful Watauga Lake, which is one of the cleanest lakes in America. Here you can enjoy a variety of water sports in an inspiring setting. There are public beach areas, picnic areas, campgrounds and boat ramps. There are a number of marinas on the lake to service the boat activity and to provide boat rentals. For those seeking other rentals or guided trips, there are also several outfitters available on or near the lake. MOTORCYCLING Our county is home to the famous Snake 421 Motorcycle and Sport Car Route. This route offers something for all types of riders. There are challenging tight curves, sweeping wide turns, exciting winding descends and easy to cruise sections. Here you can experience a beautiful valley, a lush National Forest, winding mountain roads and rolling farm land. The hub for the Snake is the Shady Valley Country Store at the main intersection in Shady Valley. ATV RIDING Doe Mountain Recreation Area in our county features 8,600 acres of protected mountain terrain offering over 50 miles of blazed adventure trails. The most prominent type of adventure here is ATV riding. Here you will find trails of all difficulty levels. This is a great family wilderness area. Visit their website here. MURAL MILE WALK Enjoy a walk through beautiful downtown Mountain City, where a series of murals tell the story of Johnson County's rich musical heritage. Pick up a map on the front porch of Johnson County Center for the Arts or download your printable PDF Map here! ​ Visit the Long Journey Home website to learn more about The Musical Heritage Mural Mil tour. PICKLEBALL A fun sport for young and old alike, Pickleball is becoming one of the fast-growing sports in Johnson County. Local players and teams currently play outdoors on the courts located at the Mountain Community Center. Open play sessions and lessons are available.

  • Johnson County Senior Center | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    CALL 423-460-6012 FOR INFORMATION OR SERVICE MyRide is a transportation program for the seniors 60+ of Johnson County, TN. We have well trained and background checked volunteer drivers. The transportation can be for anything from grocery shopping to hair dresser or pharmacy etc. Call us if you need rides and can ambulate on your own or using a walker or cane (no wheelchairs). We are always accepting new qualifying riders or volunteer drivers. ​ The funding for this project was provided by a grant awarded by the Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III from the Senior Trust/Elder Trust Settlement (Case No. 11-1548-111) and through a contract administered by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. ​ Follow MyRide Johnson County on Facebook ! Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street | Mountain City, Tennessee Phone: 423-727-8883 Visit their website here ! Click for Senior Center Facebook Page Hours 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM WATCH OUR VIDEO TO LEARN MORE!

  • Employee Section | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    JOHNSON COUNTY EMPLOYEE LINKS County Employee Email Login Page Custodial & Maintenance Request Form County Employee Handbook County Ethics Policy County Fleet Safety Policy County Cellular Telephone Policies County Purchasing Manual Event Calendar Guidelines State of TN Government Sales & Use Tax Certificate of Exemption County Travel Regulations & Reimbursement Form County Employee Reimbursement Request Form TCRS Self-Service Website State Benefits Administration Self-Service Website Open Records Request Information Form Updated Travel Regulations - 2023 Travel Expense Form - 2022 PUBLIC OPEN RECORDS POLICY FOR JOHNSON COUNTY, TN Updated 02/18/2021 Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-503(g), the following Public Records Policy for Johnson County, TN Government is hereby adopted by the Johnson County Commission to provide economical and efficient access to public records as provided under the Tennessee Public Records Act (“TPRA”) in Tenn. Code Ann. § 10-7-501, et seq. download policy & request form here

  • EMPLOYMENT | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES If interested in employment with Johnson County, please pick up and submit an employment application from the Mayor’s Office at the Johnson County Courthouse. You may also download and print the employment application here . ​ Equal Employment Opportunity Information

  • County Committees | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    Johnson County Committees AIRPORT ADVISORY Mr. Bill Adams Mrs. Gina Meade Mr. Freddy Phipps Mr. Tommy Poore Mr. Jerry Redden Mayor Larry Potter ANIMAL CONTROL Mr. Eugene Campbell Mr. Jerry Gentry Mr. Tracy Greer Mr. Cody Osborne Mr. Tommy Poore AUDIT Mrs. Gina Meade Mr. Eugene Campbell Mrs. Sally Snyder Mrs. Megan McEwen BEER / ENTERTAINMENT Mr. Bill Adams Mr. Tracy Greer Mr. Eugene Campbell Mr. Jerry Gentry Mrs. Renee Proffitt, Secretary Mr. Bill Tugman BUDGET Mr. Jerry Gentry Mrs. Gina Meade Mr. Huey Long Mr. Freddy Phipps Mayor Larry Potter, Chairman BUILDING NEGATIONS / COURTHOUSE Mr. Bill Adams Mr. Eugene Campbell Mr. Jerry Gentry Mr. Brian Taylor Mr. Tracy Greer DISABLED ACCESS Mr. Bill Adams Mr. Brian Taylor Mrs. Serena Warren Mrs. Flo Bellamy ETHICS Ms. Tammie Fenner Mr. Kody Norris Mrs. Megan McEwen Mr. Huey Long Mr. Tommy Poore JOINT ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Mr. Jeff Fritts Mr. Dick Grayson Mrs. Megan McEwen Mrs. Gina Meade Mr. Kody Norris Ms. Angie Stout City Mayor Jerry Jordan County Mayor Larry Potter LAKE ACCESS Mr. Tommy Poore Mr. Jerry Gentry Mr. Jimmy Lowe Mr. Cody Osborne Mr. Tracy Greer Mr. Jerry Grindstaff Mr. Jimmy Lowe Mr. Lester Dunn Mrs. Gina Meade Mr. Huey Long LAND BROUGHT IN BY COUNTY "SALES TAX" MEAT PROCESSING Mr. Matthew Lewis Mr. Herbie Adams Mr. Jerry Gentry Mr. Billy Ward Mr. Terry Snyder Mayor Larry Potter PARKS & RECREATION Mr. Bill Adams Mr. Jerry Gentry Mr. Kody Norris Mr. Jimmy Lowe Mr. Lester Dunn PERSONNEL & TRAVEL Mr. Brian Taylor Mrs. Gina Meade Mr. Freddy Phipps Mr. Cody Osborne Mayor Larry Potter Ms. Cynthia Cretsinger Mr. Jerry Grindstaff Mr. Alan Hammons Mr. Gary Matheson Mr. Bob Pardue Mr. Tommy Poore Mrs. Kim Wilson PLANNING PUBLIC RECORDS Mr. Dustin Shearin Ms. Tammie Fenner Mrs. Freida Gwinn Mrs. Sheila Caldwell Mr. Russell Robinson Ryan Carroll, County Attorney Judge Perry Stout Mr. Jerry Gentry Ms. Jenny Johnson Manuel PUBLIC SAFETY Mr. Lester Dunn Mr. Eugene Campbell Mr. Jerry Gentry Mr. Jimmy Lowe Mr. Tommy Poore Mr. Tracy Greer Mr. Freddy Phipps Mrs. Megan McEwen Mayor Larry Potter PURCHASING Mr. Bill Adams Mr. Huey Long Mr. Cody Osborne Mrs. Gina Meade Mayor Larry Potter Mr. Jason Blevins Ms. Bev Graybeal Ms. Louise Lawrence Ms. Karen Manuel Mr. Dustin Shearin Ms. Robin Wilson SAFETY SOLID WASTE Mr. Jerry Gentry Mrs. Megan McEwen Mr. Brian Taylor Mr. Lester Dunn Mayor Larry Potter

  • Mayor & County Commission | Johnson County Tennessee Mountain City TN

    Johnson County TN Commission Photo credit: Dennis Shekinah Johnson County is one of 92 county governments in Tennessee along with three other counties with a consolidated form of government where the county and city government have combined. County Governments are a creation of the State of Tennessee. The structure of county government is established in the State Constitution, providing a basic framework for governance. Counties are usually governed by an elected body, called the County Commission. A County Mayor and 15 County Commissioners govern Johnson County. Johnson County Mayor Larry Potter Johnson County Courthouse 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 1 Eugene Campbell 755 Sugar Creek Rd. Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680 (423) 727-8054 Commissioner District 4 Tommy Poore 1085 R.D. Campbell Rd. Butler, TN 37640 (423) 768-3639 Commission Chair Freddy Phipps District 3 268 Paul McGlammery Ln. Trade, TN 37691 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 1 Bill Adams 1491 Berry Branch Rd. Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-7369 Commissioner District 4 Tracy Greer 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423) 727-9696 Commission Vice-Chair Robert G. “Jerry” Grindstaff District 3 1345 Stout Branch Rd. Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-4415 Commissioner District 2 Lester Ray Dunn 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 5 Jerry Gentry 1848 Harbin Hill Rd. Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 5 Megan McEwen 816 Timothy Branch Rd. Butler, TN 37640 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 6 Huey L. Long 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 7 Gina Meade 158 Walnut St. Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-5615 Commissioner District 1 Brian Taylor 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423)727-9696 Commissioner District 3 Cody Isaac Osborne 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423) 727-9696 Commissioner District 5 Jimmy Lowe 9560 Hwy 67 W Butler, TN 37640 (423) 727-5081 Commissioner District 7 Kody Norris 222 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. 37683 (423) 727-9696

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