The disused coal mine at Hafod is situated to the east of the village and the mine's former coal tip has now been converted to a country park, Bonc yr Hafod. The nearby clay quarry is currently used as a landfill site for waste from Liverpool. It now takes waste from anywhere after the transfer to Cory's.
The village has approximately 4,000 inhabitants, living in 1,300 households which are split into three main areas, the Moreton Estate, Nant Parc and the older part of the village (taken from police figures).
Johnstown is a located on the historic earth work of Offa's Dyke.
There are two schools in Johnstown: Johnstown Infants School and Johnstown Junior School.
There are three public houses in Johnstown; the New Inn; the Moreton Inn and the Grapes
- photos of Johnstown and surrounding area on geograph
- Welsh Coal Mines website - research the local pit's histories
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