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Welcome to Jonesborough ...

The town of Jonesborough is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jonesborough has a population of 5,623 people<2> (see below for details).

Jonesborough was established in 1779.

The community of Jonesborough is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jonesborough lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Jonesborough is located in the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Jonesborough: 37659<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jonesborough had an population of 5,623 people. This is an increase of 11.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonesborough had a population of 5,051 people. This makes Jonesborough the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Jonesborough represents 0.08% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 96th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,051 people, the population of Jonesborough increased 21.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,168 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jonesborough.

Communities Also Named Jonesborough ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Jonesborough - they are located in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jonesborough.

Communities near Jonesborough ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jonesborough.

  • Johnson City [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Jonesborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Kingsport [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsport
    • Kingsport [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Jonesborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport<6>
  • East Ridge [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Jonesborough
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Jonesborough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County]
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      • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Jonesborough
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<6>
    • Nolichucky [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolichucky
      • Nolichucky [Washington County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonesborough
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolichucky have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Erwin [Unicoi County]
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      • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Jonesborough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<6>
    • Bolton Estates [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton Estates
      • Bolton Estates [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonesborough
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton Estates
    • Harrtown [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrtown
      • Harrtown [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Jonesborough
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrtown
    • Pleasant View [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonesborough
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jonesborough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jonesborough.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jonesborough. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jonesborough.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jonesborough. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jonesborough.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jonesborough ...

Looking for more information about Jonesborough? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jonesborough, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jonesborough.

Adding Jonesborough to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jonesborough in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jonesborough was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Jonesborough on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Washington County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jonesborough. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountytn.com/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jonesborough.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonesborough - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Jonesborough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jonesborough or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jonesborough) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jonesborough. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JonesboroughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonesborough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2936, Longitude: -82.4749    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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