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Mountain City, Tennessee

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The location of Mountain City

Welcome to Mountain City ...

The town of Mountain City is located in Johnson County and is the County Seat for Johnson County.

The location of Mountain City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mountain City has a population of 2,418 people<2> (see below for details).

Mountain City is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Mountain City is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Mountain City lies within the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mountain City had a population of 2,531 people (which is 13.87% of the total population of Johnson County). This makes Mountain City the county's most populous community.

The population of Mountain City represents 0.04% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,531 people, the population of Mountain City increased 6.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,383 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mountain City had an population of 2,418 people. This is a decrease of 4.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mountain City.

Communities Also Named Mountain City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Mountain City - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Manitoba, Nevada and Texas.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mountain City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mountain City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain City. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mountain City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mountain City ...

Looking for more information about Mountain City? 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 Mountain City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mountain City.

Communities near Mountain City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Boone   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Mountain City

Located in Watauga County (NC)

Winchester   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mountain City

Hunter Hills   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Mountain City

Located in Sullivan County

Norris   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mountain City

Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Mountain City

Located in Ashe County (NC)

Trade   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Mountain City

West Jefferson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Mountain City

Located in Ashe County (NC)

Dowell   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Mountain City

Beech Mountain   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Mountain City

Located in Avery County (NC)

Lansing   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Mountain City

Located in Ashe County (NC)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mountain City.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mountain City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mountain City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Mountain City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mountain City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4693, Longitude: -81.8049     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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