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Welcome to Mountain City ...

The town of Mountain City is located in Johnson County<1> and is the County Seat for Johnson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mountain City has a population of 2,433 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mountain City.

Mountain City is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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.

The ZIP code for Mountain City: 37683<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mountain City had an population of 2,433 people. This is a decrease of 3.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mountain City had a population of 2,531 people (or 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 (with a count of 2,383 people).

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.

Communities near Mountain City ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Mountain City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<7>
  • Winchester [Johnson County]
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    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Mountain City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County]
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    • Hunter Hills [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Mountain City
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hills
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Mountain City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Mountain City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<7>
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Mountain City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<7>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Mountain City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<7>
    • Dowell [Johnson County] - Historic
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      • Dowell [Johnson County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Mountain City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beech Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Mountain
      • Beech Mountain [Avery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Mountain City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Mountain<7>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Mountain City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<7>

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 Mountain City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mountain City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mountain City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain City. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Mountain City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mountain City 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 Mountain City was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Mountain City in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Johnson, 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 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>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 Mountain City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mountain City 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4745, Longitude: -81.8042    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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