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General Shale

Building is an art form that has literally stood the test of time. No matter the scale, large or small, building is anything but effortless. Envisioning a structure takes ambition, realizing it takes planning and...

Johnson City Burgers

Few food items are as beloved, ubiquitous, and versatile as the hamburger. Whether you’re loading them up with cheese and bacon, classing them up with premium beef and artisanal buns, grabbing a greasy-yet-satisfying one from a fast food joint, or...

A History of Johnson City

Johnson City is “sure special,” as anyone from here will tell you. And though you may have never heard of Johnson City before, its history is just as interesting and exciting as that of any major city in the South. So how did Johnson City come to...

The Seasons of Northeast Tennessee

The mountainous landscape of Northeast Tennessee can cause fluctuating, unpredictable weather patterns. In fact, you’ll often hear it said that “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a day!” However, the Tri-Cities region typically features mild...

We Are Just Right for… Healthcare

Washington County is home to a number of world-class healthcare providers. The region’s medical facilities offer the highest quality service alongside cutting edge technology and treatment options. Residents are able to receive the best medical...

“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.