Johnson County is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it is the northeastern most county in the state. It is one of the highest counties in Tennessee and has a total area of 303 square miles, of which 298 square miles is land and 4.2 square miles is water.  Johnson County was created in 1836 from parts of Carter County. The county has many protected natural resources including the Doe Mountain Recreation Area with 8,600 acres of beautiful mountain terrain and pristine Watauga Lake. The county is also part of an American Viticultural Area, which is a designated wine grape growing region in the United States, distinguishable by geographic features

The county has a growing real estate market and is a great area to consider for buying your main home, a vacation home, opening a business, developing land for residential and commercial purposes and for retiring to enjoy the many natural resources.