Johnson County

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Johnson County is named for Thomas Johnson, who was an early settler of Carter County along the Doe River.


Created:  January 1, 1836

County Seat: 

Mountain City  1836 – present


County Courthouse – Mountain City  


Location:  222 West Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Clarence B Kearfott

Contractor:  J E Green Company.


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The south front has horizontal; windows on the first and second stories on the east side. The west side of the building is red brick, The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed on the north side in 2007. The architect was Shaw & Shanks Architects of Johnson City and the contractor was C & T Construction Company, Inc. of Johnson City.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W Chamberlain and constructed in 1894. The building was demolished.



N – Washington County, Virginia

E – Grayson County, Virginia, Ashe County, North Carolina and Watauga County, North Carolina

S – Carter County

W – Carter County and Sullivan County




















Photos taken 2012