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Pictures needed of Buffalo Mountain and Buffalo Mountain summit, Winged Deer Park, Freedom Hall, Tree Streets[edit]

Bee Cliff River Slob (talk) 13:09, 24 March 2011 (UTC)


When this article talks about the song "Wagon Wheel," it says it is incorrect because Johnson City is southeast of the Cumberland Gap, but in fact, Johnson City is southwest of the Cumberland Gap since the Cumberland Gap is located where Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky meet. I'm removing the part saying "Wagon Wheel" is geographically incorrect.Texinian 19:55, 3 November 2006 (UTC)


How is Johnson City the 4th largest city in TN when Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga all have populations over 100K and Johnson City does not?

The "4th largest city" claim was vandalism, basically. Looks like someone just went through the article and started randomly changing numbers. The changes have been reverted. --Jakob Huneycutt 15:16, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

What happened to all the information on this page? There is nothing related to Johnson City, TN on it anymore.

Check your facts and cite references[edit]

I don't normally edit wikipedia, I only edit what I know, and I know Johnson City, I live there.

I saw the Wagon Wheel quote and I knew the geography was wrong some time ago, but the way it was worded here it wasn't. I changed the error, and cited a reference. Johnson City is southeast of the Cumberland Gap.

Also I added Brad Teague to notable residents. I know he lives here, but have not found a reference, I will try to find one.

It seems as if some people think something is wrong and immediately change it without checking facts and citing references. 17:46, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Added Brad Teague reference and fixed my Wagon Wheel reference. 17:59, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

In 1980, Johnson City became the home of Rich Oyler.

Looks like a middle-management techie schlub. Hope JC has more going for it than that. 05:45, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Black Enterprise Magazine[edit]

How can a place, that is over 90% white, be one of the "Best Places in America for African-Americans to Retire"?!? Sounds like very fishy info to me...

Gump Additon, not Gumpedition[edit]

See Gumps Were Definitely Early Pioneers of City Retail: "In 1927, Harry Gump filed plans in Jonesborough for a subdivision to be developed on Hillrise Farm, land he had owned since 1907. While the subdivision was officially called Hillrise Park, it was and is commonly called the Gump Addition." - Foetusized (talk) 23:50, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Jason Cobble[edit]

I have reverted the addition of Jason Cobble to the list of notable residents, as he is clearly not notable per Wikipedia guidelines. After the second reversion, the above page was created, and the tags on that page back up my contention that Mr. Cobble is not notable. Now that I've done a third reversion within a day, I'm leaving this note to explain my actions, and will take a break from editing the list of notable residents (which has included making changes to other entries) -- Foetusized (talk) 12:52, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Washington County Schools[edit]

The schools are all listed in the Washington County, Tennessee article. Why are they repeated here, when most of them are located outside of Johnson City? -- Foetusized (talk) 13:06, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Good point. Let's delete them.Parkwells (talk) 00:34, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Points of interest[edit]

I think all the live links in that section are covered elsewhere in the article, except for Rocky Mount and Tipton-Haynes. If we cover these historic sites under Johnson City, Tennessee#Culture, can we remove this list from the article? -- Foetusized (talk) 03:25, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

the everybodyfields[edit]

Their listing under notable residents is slightly incorrect, since jill is the only native: sam was born elsewhere. he did live in johnson city for years, but didn't move there until he was in his late teens, i believe. I have no citation for this, i'm just friends with both of them. the band called johnson city its hometown. I haven't corrected it since i'm not 100 percent sure that the term native excludes people who are born elsewhere (even though I'm about 99.9 percent sure haha) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keenerreed (talkcontribs) 16:46, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

It can be both notable natives and residents. Doesn't require lifelong residency.Parkwells (talk) 00:36, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Zombie tag[edit]

Johnson City had nowhere near the Guinness World Record attendance for zombie tag, and it wouldn't have counted if it had, as no Guinness representative was present to officially witness the event.

The title "zombie capitol" [sic] is conjecture, and original research with no reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:18, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Reliable sources[edit]

WP:RS does not consider blogs reliable sources unless they are monitored/supervised by a reliable news organization; the cite for the law barring air guns has been deleted.Parkwells (talk) 00:38, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

History section[edit]

needs more info on past 50 years. LibStar (talk) 06:13, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

The last two paragraphs of TN Encyclopedia: Johnson City might get you started. The last two paragraphs of the "History" section in the article are about mentions of the city in different songs (pop culture) and different city codes, and really don't fit in a "History" section -- Foetusized (talk) 13:25, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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