Washington County, Tenn. News

Freedom Rider remembers civil rights movement

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. One of the people who played a role in making that happen spoke at ETSU on Monday. 

Third rape this semester reported on ETSU campus

ETSU sent out a safety notice to students and staff today about a sexual assault that occurred on campus. This is the third reported rape this semester.

New Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter making progress

A partnership could be in the works for the new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter.

Little Free Libraries come to Tree Streets in Johnson City

The Southside Neighborhood Organization opened seven little free libraries in the community Sunday.

Community rallies for Jonesborough firefighter with cancer

The Jonesborough Fire Department has been fighting one of the biggest battles they have ever had to face.

Jericho Shrine Circus comes to Johnson City

From helping children who need orthopedic care, to others who are severely burned, the Shriners Hospitals for Children allows families to get the medical attention they need for free.

Historical museum turns haunted

If you just can't wait to get your Halloween horror fix, the Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site has some "bone-chilling" tours this month.

Sheriff: Inmate work detail program in Washington County, TN is safe

An inmate walked off work detail earlier this week in Washington County, Tennessee. Now some people are wondering how safe the program is.

Car fire closes down I-26 westbound for a short time

Traffic was at a stand-still on I-26 westbound Friday afternoon after a car caught on fire.

Johnson City commissioners pass resolution on flood plain buyout program

The Johnson City commissioners considered a plan Thursday night to buy out 95 homes in flood prone areas.

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Washington County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Jonesborough, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 330 square miles
Population: 124,353 (2011)
County seat: Jonesborough
Other cities and towns: Johnson City, Gray, Limestone, Midway, Oak Grove, Spurgeon, Telford, Watauga
More information: washingtoncountytn.org