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Washington County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 107,198. Its county seat is Jonesborough6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Jonesborough is a town located in Washington County, Tennessee. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 854 km² (330 mi²). 845 km² (326 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.06% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 107,198 people, 44,195 households, and 29,478 families residing in the county. The population density is 127/km² (328/mi²). There are 47,779 housing units at an average density of 57/km² (146/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.72% White, 3.82% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 44,195 households out of which 28.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% are non-families. 27.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.85. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $33,116, and the median income for a family is $41,162. Males have a median income of $30,874 versus $21,485 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,085. 13.90% of the population and 10.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

The Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Tennessee region has a colorful and fascinating history. The county was established in 1777 as Washington County, North Carolina and was named in honor of General George Washington while the Revolutionary War was underway. At that time, "Washington County" included the geographic area that later became the entire State of Tennessee. The County also was part of the "State of Franklin" from 1784 through 1788 (an attempt to create the fourteenth state) prior to Tennessee becoming a state in 1796.


Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest Town, has been carefully restored as one of the nation's most authentic historic districts from the period 1790 - 1870. Johnson City, originally known as Johnson's Depot, was a major railway center for the southeastern states and was the headquarters for the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio (Clinchfield) and East Tennessee and Western North Carolina (Tweetsie) Railroads. Signficant restoration efforts are underway to recognize the railroad heritage of the Johnson's Depot Historic District and to restore historic properties to reflect Johnson City's late nineteenth and early twentieth century era as a railway center.


External links

Johnson's Depot: The History of Johnson City, TN


Johnson City Economic Development Board


Town of Jonesborough Links


Cities and towns


Gray is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Tennessee. ... Johnson City is a city located primarily in Washington County, Tennessee; however a small part of the city is located inside Carter County, Tennessee. ... Jonesborough is a town located in Washington County, Tennessee. ... Midway is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Tennessee. ... Oak Grove is a census-designated place located in Washington County, Tennessee. ...

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State of Tennessee
Governors Image File history File links Flag_of_Tennessee. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ...

Capital:

Nashville The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...

Regions:

East Tennessee | Middle Tennessee | West Tennessee | Blue Ridge Mountains | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Cumberland Plateau | Highland Rim | Nashville Basin East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... The Highland Rim is a geographic term for the area in Tennessee surrounding the Nashville Basin. ... The Nashville Basin is a geographic term used to describe the area surrounding Nashville, Tennessee. ...

Major Metros:

Chattanooga | Clarksville | Johnson City | Knoxville | Memphis | Murfreesboro | Nashville Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 370. ... Downtown Clarksville Clarksville is a city located in Montgomery County, Tennessee. ... Johnson City is a city located primarily in Washington County, Tennessee; however a small part of the city is located inside Carter County, Tennessee. ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 254. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... Jump to: navigation, search Murfreesboro is a city located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. ... History and Statistics Nashville was settled in 1779 Became state capitol from 1812-1815, then permanently in 1843 Elevation 550 ft. ...

Smaller Cities:

Athens | Bristol | Brownsville | Cleveland | Columbia | Cookeville | Crossville | Dickson | Dyersburg | Greeneville | Harriman | Jackson | Kingsport | La Follette | Lawrenceburg | Lebanon | McMinnville | Morristown | Mount Juliet | Newport | Oak Ridge | Paris | Sevierville | Shelbyville | Tullahoma | Union City | Winchester Athens is a city located in McMinn County, Tennessee. ... Bristol is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. ... Brownsville is a city located in Haywood County, Tennessee. ... Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County, Tennessee. ... Cookeville is a city located in Putnam County, Tennessee. ... Crossville is a city located in Cumberland County, Tennessee. ... Dickson is a city located in Dickson County, Tennessee. ... Dyersburg is a city located in Dyer County, Tennessee. ... Greeneville is a town located in Greene County, Tennessee. ... Harriman is a city located in Roane County, Tennessee. ... Jackson is a city located in Madison County, Tennessee. ... Kingsport is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. ... La Follette is a city located in Campbell County, Tennessee. ... Lawrenceburg is a city located in Lawrence County, Tennessee. ... McMinnville is a city located in Warren County, Tennessee. ... Morristown is a city located in Tennessee. ... City nickname: The City Between The Lakes Location in the state of Tennessee County Wilson County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 42. ... Newport is a city located in Cocke County, Tennessee. ... Oak Ridge is a city located in Anderson and Roane Counties in eastern Tennessee, about 25 miles west of Knoxville. ... Eiffel Tower replica in Paris Paris is a city located in Henry County, Tennessee. ... Sevierville is a city located in Sevier County, Tennessee, and is its county seat6. ... Shelbyville is a city located in Bedford County, Tennessee. ... Tullahoma is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee, in the south-central part of the state. ... Union City is a city located in Obion County, Tennessee. ... Winchester is a city located in Franklin County, Tennessee 6. ...

Counties:

Anderson | Bedford | Benton | Bledsoe | Blount | Bradley | Campbell | Cannon | Carroll | Carter | Cheatham | Chester | Clairborne | Clay | Cocke | Coffee | Crockett | Cumberland | Davidson | Decatur | DeKalb | Dickson | Dyer | Fayette | Fentress | Franklin | Gibson | Giles | Grainger | Greene | Grundy | Hamblen | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardeman | Hardin | Hawkins | Haywood | Henderson | Henry | Hickman | Houston | Humphreys | Jackson | Jefferson | Johnson | Knox | Lake | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lewis | Lincoln | Loudon | Macon | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Maury | McMinn | McNairy | Meigs | Monroe | Montgomery | Moore | Morgan | Obion | Overton | Perry | Pickett | Polk | Putnam | Rhea | Roane | Robertson | Rutherford | Scott | Sequatchie | Sevier | Shelby | Smith | Stewart | Sullivan | Sumner | Tipton | Trousdale | Unicoi | Union | Van Buren | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Weakley | White | Williamson | Wilson Anderson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Bedford County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Bledsoe County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Blount County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Bradley County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cannon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Location in the state of Tennessee Formed 1796 Seat Elizabethton Area  - Total  - Water 900 km² (348 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 1. ... Cheatham County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Shanes (born 1968) is a male Norwegian wikipedian living in Oslo. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Cocke County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Coffee County is a county located in south-central portion of the state of Tennessee. ... Crockett County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Davidson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Decatur County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Jump to: navigation, search DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Dickson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Dyer County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Fentress County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Gibson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Giles County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Grainger County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hamblen County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hardeman County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hardin County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hawkins County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Haywood County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hickman County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Houston County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Humphreys County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lauderdale County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Loudon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Maury County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... McMinn County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... McNairy County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Meigs County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Obion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Overton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Pickett County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Tennessee, USA. As of 2000, the population is 62,315. ... Rhea County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Roane County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Robertson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sequatchie County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sevier County (pronounced severe) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and is named for John Sevier. ... Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Smith County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Stewart County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sumner County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Tipton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Trousdale County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Unicoi County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Van Buren County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Weakley County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Jump to: navigation, search White County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ...


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Tri-Cities, Tennessee Personal News and Media Center (745 words)
According to Washington County Historian Mildred Kozsuch, 50 of 95 counties in Tennessee have created archives to store their historic records.
Perhaps the county’s most precious record, the Watauga Purchase, was taken to Nashville in the late 19th century and never returned.
Many of the county clerk’s and trustee’s records are kept in basement vaults, which have been improved, but as Sessions Judge John Kiener points out, they are below ground level in a courthouse built on a flood plain.
Washington County, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (573 words)
Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
The county was established in 1777 as Washington County, North Carolina and was named in honor of General George Washington while the Revolutionary War was underway.
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