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Johnson County Tennessee




The Johnson County Courthouse is located at 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683; phone: 423-727-9012.

Johnson County, created in 1836, was named for Cave Johnson, Postmaster General during the administration of President Polk. It was the first county in the State to establish a public school under the Tennessee law of 1854 which provided for the support of schools by taxation. [1]

  1. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Program, Tennessee: A Guide to the State, American Guide Series, Tennessee Department of Conservation, Stratford Press, 1939.
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