Mountain City

Mountain City

High on the Eastern Continental Divide, Johnson County, Tennessee, is the eastern-most county in the state. Mountain City is the county seat, a community rich in history and the center of commerce for the area. There are many shops and stores that serve both local residents and visitors. The town has a truly marvelous setting, as much of Johnson County remains little changed since pioneer days. Traveling there will reward the visitor with spectacular scenery - and the added bonus of Mountain City and all it offers at the end of the road. The county is also a gateway to Watauga Lake.


The place to begin your visit is the beautiful Johnson County Welcome Center. Conveniently located on U.S. 421 in a lovely log building, the Center provides information on the many attractions of Mountain City and the county around it. Their hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,a nd 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The telephone number is 423-727-5800.

In 1749, Peter Jefferson (Thomas's father) stood on Pond Mountain in what is now western Ashe County and looked west towards this area. Twenty years later, Daniel Boone and a party of pioneers cut a trail through here, defining a path that settlers would follow. Some of those made their home at what would become Mountain City. Be sure to visit this special town - walk where Daniel Boone once cut a way through the wilderness.

Mountain City
West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683
Phone: (423)727-9696
Fax: (423)727-7047
For more information visit Mountain City official website

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