3118 Browns Mill Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone: (423) 610-0010
Fax: (423) 610-0153
Initially known as Johnson's Depot, Johnson City can trace its origins back to 1856 when it was a railroad station founded by Henry Johnson. Often voted as a friendly city for Afro-Americans to retire, one can experience a melting pot of cultures here which culminate in a grand celebration of festivals and national holidays.
The ETSU Memorial Center is a gleaming white domed structure on the East Tennessee University campus. The center, known ironically as the "Mini-Dome," is a 8,539-seat multi-purpose arena that changes its dimensions according to the sports seasons. Inside the center there is a basketball court floor, Gentry Field, two auxiliary basketball courts, a six-lane, 280-meter track, six racquetball and handball courts, six tennis courts, a rifle range, two gymnasiums, a strength training facility, several locker rooms and a physical education research laboratory. The arena hosted an NBA preseason game in 1994, when it stretched its already generous proportions to fit more than 14,000 spectators.
The Jonesborough Historic District encompasses a wide area of 120 acres (49 hectares) and has several historic buildings within itself. The area reflects a mix of architectural styles, however the more prominent ones include the Queen Anne, Federal and Greek Revival styles. A visitor center is located in this area to guide the visitors though the maze of historic structures. A stroll down the lanes of the district would take you back to the 19th century. The district has been preserved and maintained pretty well. Culture and history enthusiasts will fall in love with this place.
The historic Salem Presbyterian Church was built in 1894 and it occupies tremendous historical significance. This historical landmark was incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
The Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church, also known as Boatyard Presbyterian Church, is said to be one of the oldest churches in the city of Kingsport. This beautiful white building stands on three acres (1.2 hectares) of land, the steps that lead to the entrance is simple and the tower on the top is elegant. The surrounding greenery adds to its beauty. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
The Bristol Train Station has a very sophisticated charm to it. Functioning as a very busy traveling junction, it is a very popular location for private events today. Be it a wedding or a private banquet, this place is one of the most ideal locations in the city!
Virginia High School is a high school that guides its students to prepare for college. The vocational section of the building is for students who want to go into trade directly from high school. This section offers courses on culinary arts, computer repair and networking, criminal justice and cosmetology. Other activities held by the school are athletics, beauty pageants and a fund-raising event for the American Heart Association. Students can come, learn and be part of the school that was the first in the tri-cities region, to have an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.