Location & Infrastructure
Make the climb.
Johnson County is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, bordering both Virginia and North Carolina. It is home to businesses in the manufacturing, military, health and medical devices, research and development, transportation and outdoor recreation industries.
Johnson County's highways provide easy access to neighboring cities and counties as well as to major U.S. Interstates. Just 12 miles from Interstate 81, Johnson County is only 60 miles from Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
Major U.S. highways include Highway 321, connecting Johnson County to North Carolina, and Highway 421, passing through the county east to west. State roads include Highways 34, 67, 91, 133, 159, 167, 418, many of which run the length of the county, connecting it with the neighboring counties and states.
Johnson County has easy access to many transportation options. Johnson County Airport, with its 4,498-foot runway, lies in Mountain City, the county seat. Tri-Cities Regional Airport—only 60 miles away—has three airlines offering an average of 22 daily flights, with non-stop service to four hubs.
The Tennessee River is the closest navigable waterway, with a commercial port at Knoxville, 150 miles away.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Tri-Cities Regional|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||60 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||22|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Johnson County|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||4,498'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||26.3|
|Access of Interstate||I-81 (12 miles)|
|U.S. Highways||321, 421|
|State Highways||34, 67, 91, 133, 159, 167, 418|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Knoxville|