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Blue Plum Festival

The Blue Plum Festival began in 1999 to bring awareness to downtown Johnson City. Over the years, the event has transformed into an annual event offering a variety of musical entertainment, food vendors, arts & craft vendors, a children’s area,...
Johnson City First Friday

First Friday

On the first Friday of every month, downtown Johnson City comes alive as downtown business owners extend their hours late into the evening to spend time engaging with customers and community members. "First Friday is a low-cost, interactive,...
The Carnegie Hotel

Wedding Venues in Johnson City

There’s no doubt about it: we are in wedding season. Whether you’re planning one of your own or your mailbox is rapidly filling up with invites to others’ weddings, this is an extraordinarily popular time of the year for couples to tie the knot....

Johnson City Eye Clinic

Providing a Higher Level of Eye Care Since 1942 For 75 years Johnson City Eye Clinic has provided unparalleled eye care to the TriCities and beyond. Johnson City Eye Clinic proudly offers a complete spectrum of services for all ages. Our doctors...

How to Get a Job in Johnson City

What qualities do successful job-seekers in the Tri-Cities need to possess? According to Michael Phillips, president and owner of local employment agency Employment Solutions, the key traits local employers are looking for include dependability,...

“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.