Mountain City is the highest incorporated city in the state at an elevation of 2,418 feet and serves as the county seat of Johnson County, Tennessee. The town is situated in one of the highest valleys in the state and is just a few miles from both the Virginia and North Carolina state lines. The town was founded in 1836 and was originally called Taylorsville, in honor of Colonel James Taylor. In 1885, the name was changed to Mountain City, to reflect it being in one of the highest valleys in Tennessee.
This is the most developed area of Johnson County with many types of residential and commercial properties. There are existing homes, lots for new residential construction, and parcels of land for residential development. There are existing commercial properties available, lots for new commercial construction and parcels of land for commercial development.