Mountain City, Tennessee is the county seat of the most eastern county in Tennessee, nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Johnson County, Tennessee is a designated Champion Community where hard work is a way of life and the work ethic of its people is as good as it gets. We can provide an ample and talented workforce who are dependable, dedicated, and loyal to their employer. Mountain City is a prestige community that is close to the ski slopes in Boone, North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway and a couple of hours drive from the Carolina beaches. Johnson County, Tennessee is just a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountain, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Cherokee, Tennessee. Johnson County has many springs and streams. The five major streams are Doe, Roan, Laurel Fork, Beaverdam, and Forge. Roan and Beaverdam are the largest of these. Roan Creek is a tributary of the Watauga River and Beaverdam Creek is a tributary of the South Fork of the Holston River. Watauga River is also in Johnson County. Watauga Lake is in the south of Johnson County. It is 1,960 feet above sea level. This makes Watauga Lake the highest lake in the Tennessee Valley Authority System. There are 106 miles of shoreline. Watauga Lake is 19 miles across. Johnson County has some rich farming land. The most fertile land in the county is along the Little Doe and Roan Creeks. Shady Valley also had some rich farming land. You can find 20 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail in Johnson County. It comes into the county at Watauga Lake and runs along the top of the Holston Mountain Range. 

About Mountain City Tennessee

Giving back - Organizations

A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition, Inc.: The ACTION Coalition meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Community Center @ 11:30a.m 1 p.m. Contact Person: Angela Wills, 727-0780 Al-Anon: Al-Anon meetings Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Action Coalition Bldg., East Main St, Mountain City. Call Julia at 727-0412 or Cindy at 727-7261 for more info 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Tuesday and Thursday night at the community center from 7 to 8 p.m. Call Julie at 727-0412 for more info. Amateur Radio Club: The Johnson County Amateur Radio Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Johnson County Emergency Center, back door, 7 p.m. (next to post office). For information contact Frank Liberstein (W4FRL) 423-727-0333. 

Arts Council Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 at Community Center. Call 727-2942 for more information Butler Ruritan: meets the 4th Monday of every month at the Butler Ruritan Hall. Time is 6:30 PM for the potluck and 7:00 PM meeting. We welcome any interested seasonal and permanent residents, as well as businesses, to our meetings. Located just one block off Hwy. 67, on Piercetown Rd., above the Butler Fire Dept. Inquiries? Call 423-768-3936 or 423-768-3159. 

Chamber of Commerce: The J.C. Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civil welfare of the Johnson County area. The Chamber meetings are each month on the 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Welcome Center. 

Crossroads Medical Mission: Crossroads Medical Mission is held the first Thursday of each month at St. Anthony s Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They perform urgent care, screenings, minor surgery, patient education, referrals, pharmacy and labs. This is done without regard to one s ability to pay, although they will accept donations. This service is open to the public, and is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. 

Experimental Aircraft Association meeting: Local EAA Chapter 1136 (Experimental Aircraft Association) meets the second Sunday of every month at the airport. For more information, call 727-1223. 

Fibromyalgia support group: Fibromyalgia support group meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 3385 Roan Creek Rd Mountain City, TN 37683.Enter through lower level rear door. 423-727-0345. 

Humane Society: Johnson County Humane Society meets the first Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. For more information, phone 423-768-0896 or write to P.O. Box 307 Mountain City, TN, 37683 or send email to or visit We welcome new members, volunteers, and guests. 

Johnson County NAMI: Meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Higher Ground Peer Support Center, located at 1952 Crossroads in Mountain City. For more information, please call Coy Lauer, 423-727-4794. 

Johnson County TN Community Food: Food Security Council meetings are held for people interested in food security. For more information call Tamara at 895-9980 or email to find out meeting days and times, if you are interested in attending. 

Johnson County Trails Committee: Meets as needed throughout the year. For more information email, visit, or write to P.O. Box 16 Mountain City, TN 37683 

Kiwanis Club of Johnson County: The Kiwanis of Johnson County meet weekly on Thursdays at the Community Center at 12 p.m. You are invited to join us and get involved changing the world one child and one community at a time . Lunch is provided by donation. 

Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics Anonymous is meeting every Wednesday @ 7 p.m. at the A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition office at 138 East Main Street Mountain City, TN 

Newcomers Club: The Newcomer s Club will be meeting the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. If you re new to the area and enjoy good food, conversation, and meeting new friends, please come and join us! Contact Carol Frank at 727-5487 for directions and other information. 

Rotary Club: The Mountain City chapter of Rotary International, a service organization with both local and international projects, meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information, contact club president Beverly Teague 727-9816. 

Senior Citizens Advisory Council: Meeting 1st Monday of each month at 12:15 pm at the Senior Citizens Center 727-8883 Shady Valley Ruritan Club: Regular meeting dates: 2nd Thursday of each month. Contact person: Jean Sparger 739-4326 

United Way of Mountain City/Johnson County: Regular meeting dates: monthly then weekly during campaign. Contact person:  Judy McGuire 727-6737 

Watauga Watershed Alliance/Sierra Club: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Contact Gloria 727-4797 or Dennis 423-534-4804 for details.