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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 The town charter was repealed in 1879, but incorporated in 1885.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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Science Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 0.3 miles
Johnson City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Johnson City Marker
away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Langston High School (approx. half a mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 21 times this year. 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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