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Strategic Location

With easy access to an extensive railroad network and situated near the Tri-Cities Airport, Johnson City is a prime location for conducting business operations. We share the Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5/-4) with and live within a day’s drive of nearly...

We Are Just Right for… Education

Our region offers some of the best school systems in the state of Tennessee, consistently receiving accolades and high ratings. Both Washington County and Johnson City school systems rank competitively in terms of graduation rates, advanced level...

Appalachian Fair

The yearly Appalachian Fair is the second-largest event of its kind in the state of Tennessee and has been a cherished tradition in the Tri-Cities for over 90 years now. A study conducted in 2003 showed the fair had an economic impact of $26...

Finding a Realtor

Thinking of relocating to Washington County? From secluded, established neighborhoods to convenient new developments, one can find homes in a variety of sizes, price points, and styles. Connect with Chamber members Realtors™, bankers or mortgage...

Demographics – Washington County

Population Population estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015) - 126,302 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2015, (V2015) - 2.7% Population, Census, April 1, 2010 - 122,979 Age and Sex Persons under 5 years, percent,...

“I think, being from East Tennessee, you’re kinda born with a little lonesome in your soul, in your blood. You know you’ve got that Appalachian soul.”

Ashley Monroe

Framed by the Appalachian Mountains to the west, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, the Nolichucky River to the south, and the Watauga River to the north, Washington County is as pretty as a picture, a region abounding in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. American legends Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett once walked our rolling hills and valleys, and their pioneering spirit still pervades the area, imbuing its people with liveliness and fortitude.

We mountain men and women may have lonesome souls, but we’re seldom lonely. Washington County is the oldest incorporated area in Tennessee and the fastest-growing county east of Knoxville. More than 126,000 people live in Washington County, including residents of Jonesborough, the state’s first and oldest town, and students living on the campuses of Milligan College and East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

Today, Johnson City is home to more than 65,000 residents, a thriving urban center that has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best and most popular small metro areas for raising a family, starting a business, or retiring.