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Massengill Historical Monument now located in Winged Deer Park, near the ball fields.
Johnson City Post Office
Knob Creek Church of the Brethren
Vietnam War Memorial
Birthplace of Robert L. Taylor, Happy Valley, Carter County, near Johnson City. Taylor was Governor of Tennessee from 1887 – 1891.
Main Street, Johnson City
Langston School, an African-American School was established in 1893. The last class graduated in 1965, due to court-ordered desegregation. Much of the building has been demolished. Only the brick arch and the gymnasium remain.
World War I monument reads, “In memory of the Johnson City boys who gave their lives in World War I.” Sixteen names are listed.
The Massengill Monument once stood downtown at the intersection of Roan Street and the Bristol Highway. It is now near the ballparks at Winged Deer Park.
The home at Tipton-Haynes was built around 1783 by Colonel John Tipton. The farm was the site of the “Battle of the Lost State of Franklin” in 1788.
Central Fire Hall, built in 1929.
Montrose Court Apartments, often called “Little Chicago.”
Doughboy Monument at Memorial Park, Johnson City.
The General Mills Building began operation in 1909 as the Model Mill. The mill’s daily capacity was 1000 barrels of flour, 3000 bushels of meal and 100,000 pounds of feed.
Originally opened in 1867 as Science Hill Male and Female Institute, it is now called Science Hill High School.
The Windsor Hotel was originally called the Hotel Pardue and was built in 1909.
The Colonial Hotel was built in 1910 and was located at 215 East Market Street.
Summers-Parrott Hardware, downtown Johnson City. Postcard undated.
The Marable Nurseries and Gift Shop was located near the present-day John Exum Parkway in Johnson City.
The Hotel Pardue was built in 1909. The building was sold and later became the Windsor Hotel.
Memorial Hospital entrace, Boone Street.
The Charles Duncan House was built before 1777 and is on the property of the Knob Creek Historical Museum in Johnson City.
Johnson City Airport
Memorial Hospital, built in 1911 began as a small, ten bed facility.
Bashor Mill on Knob Creek was built in the 1830’s and was in operation until the 1950’s.
The Robert Young Cabin is the oldest standing dwelling in Johnson City. It was built in 1776 near Brush Creek and was moved to Winged Deer Park in 1996.
Burlington Mills, previously known as Klopman Mills in Johnson City.
The St. John Episcopal Church was founded in 1905 and is the only Episcopal Church in Johnson City.
Appalachian Hospital later became the Memorial Hospital in Johnson City.
Aerial view of Johnson City
Knob Creek Museum – main building and caboose. Visitors by appointment.
Hours open to researchers:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Closed on Saturday, Sunday and county-observed holidays. Please check the “Plan Your Visit” page and click on “Archives Office Holidays” for a complete listing of dates our office will be closed.
The archives will be closed:
May 31 – Memorial Day
July 5 – Independence Day
Sept. 6 – Labor Day
Sept. 30 – Storytelling Festival
Oct. 1 – Storytelling Festival
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
Nov. 25, 26 – Thanksgiving
Dec. 23, 24 – Christmas
Dec. 30, 31 – New Year’s Eve