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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Johnson City

Incorporated - December 1, 1869

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Johnson City Marker
Inscription.  The town was formerly known as Green Meadows, Blue Plum, Johnson's Depot, Haynesville, then Johnson City. It is situated on land grants of 1782 to Robert and Joseph Young and in 1792 to Joseph Tipton. The town charter was repealed in 1879, but incorporated in 1885. The name honors Henry Johnson, prominent merchant and postmaster. As industrial and educational center, it is the home of Milligan College, East Tennessee State University, and Steed College.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 93.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
 
Location. 36° 18.981′ N, 82° 21.168′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on E Main St near Buffalo St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (about 600 feet
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Johnson City Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); John Sevier Hotel (about 800 feet away); Summers Hardware (about 800 feet away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Science Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson City Sessions (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 803 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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