“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Johnson County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Johnson County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Johnson County, TN (10) Carter County, TN (56) Sullivan County, TN (105) Ashe County, NC (5) Avery County, NC (11) Watauga County, NC (74) Grayson County, VA (30) Washington County, VA (106)  JohnsonCounty(10) Johnson County (10)  CarterCounty(56) Carter County (56)  SullivanCounty(105) Sullivan County (105)  AsheCountyNorth Carolina(5) Ashe County (5)  AveryCounty(11) Avery County (11)  WataugaCounty(74) Watauga County (74)  GraysonCountyVirginia(30) Grayson County (30)  WashingtonCounty(106) Washington County (106)
Mountain City is the county seat for Johnson County
Adjacent to Johnson County, Tennessee
      Carter County (56)  
      Sullivan County (105)  
      Ashe County, North Carolina (5)  
      Avery County, North Carolina (11)  
      Watauga County, North Carolina (74)  
      Grayson County, Virginia (30)  
      Washington County, Virginia (106)  
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1Tennessee, Johnson County, Butler — 1A 138 — Old Butler / Watauga Academy
On State Highway 67, 0.5 miles south of Rainbolt Street, on the right when traveling north.
Old Butler The Old Butler site, which was located three miles southeast of here, is under Watauga Lake. Settled before 1770 by John Honeycutt, it was named for Judge R.R. Butler in 1868. The town, originally a farming, milling and mining . . . Map (db m157915) HM
2Tennessee, Johnson County, Laurel Bloomery — 1A 40 — Laurel Bloomery
On State Highway 91 near Gentry Creek Road, on the left when traveling north.
The first forge in this area was built about ˝ mile north on Laurel Fork in 1810. Later, two forges were built in the area west of here, the last in 1849. An orebank on Ackerson Creek, about 1 mile upstream, furnished ore for furnaces until . . . Map (db m104366) HM
3Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — Clarence "Tom" Ashley — Tennessee Music Pathways —
On South Church Street at Donnelly Street, on the right when traveling south on South Church Street.
Clarence Earl McCurry was known professionally as both Clarence and Tom Ashley. His repertoire included many ancient Appalachian and early American songs, and he was the first to record “House of the Rising Sun.” He recorded from 1928 to 1933, . . . Map (db m157922) HM
4Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — Fighting BushwhackersThe Civil War in Taylorsville
On Court Street north of West Main Street, on the left when traveling north.
In 1861, Mountain City had a different name — Taylorsville — but this place had been the seat of Johnson County since 1836. Like other mountain areas, Johnson County strongly supported the Union. Late in 1862, Confederate authorities sent officers . . . Map (db m174272) HM
5Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — 1A-105 — First Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration1794–1994
On West Main Street (Route 418) at Shady Street (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
Organized on April 20, 1794, the first Baptist congregation in Johnson County was known as the Roan Creek Church of Christ. Originally located near Shouns, the church sponsored by the congregation of the Three Forks Baptist Church in Watauga County, . . . Map (db m104362) HM
6Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — Honor Roll"Lest We Forget" — 1917-1919 —
On West Main Street at North Murphy Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
This tablet erected in honor of the men from Johnson County who answered their country’s call in the World War and in memory of those who died that liberty might live. Our Honored Dead Joseph Cowan • John Forrester • Elbert Grindstaff • . . . Map (db m211464) WM
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7Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — 1A 146 — Maymead Stock Farm
On Roan Creek Road, on the right when traveling east.
Settled in 1746 by Mathias Wagner, the farm has remained in his family. It is one of the largest operating farms in the state. The first incorporated farm in the state, Maymead Stock Farm is both a National Bicentennial Farm and a Tennessee . . . Map (db m157917) HM
8Tennessee, Johnson County, Mountain City — 1A-96 — Roderick Random Butler
On North Church Street at Butler Street, on the left when traveling south on North Church Street.
Born in Wythesville, Virginia, April 8, 1827, he came to this county at the age of 14 as a tailor apprentice. During the Civil War, he served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry. First elected in 1867, he was for 10 years a member of . . . Map (db m104364) HM
9Tennessee, Johnson County, Shady Valley — Backbone Rock
On Tennessee Route 133, 1 mile south of Iron Mountain Road, on the right when traveling north.
You are looking at Backbone Rock, known locally as the "Shortest Tunnel in the World". Around 1908, the Beaver Dam Railway Company blasted and drilled the tunnel to provide railroad access from Damascus into Shady Valley's rich manganese and . . . Map (db m211112) HM
10Tennessee, Johnson County, Trade — 1A-102 — The Trading Ground
On U.S. 421 at Tennessee Route 67, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 421.
This gap on the overmountain Indian trail was used as a barter site by Indian traders before settlement. Later Daniel Boone, James Robertson and other pioneers used the Trade Gap. This easternmost settlement is one of the oldest in Tennessee.Map (db m104306) HM
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Mar. 27, 2023