1769 – William Bean, traditionally recognized as Tennessee's first colonizer, built his cabin along Boone's Creek.
1860s – Johnson City served as headquarters for the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (the ET&WNC, nicknamed "Tweetsie") and the Clinchfield Railroad.
– Henry Johnson was the unanimous choice for the city's first mayor on January 3, 1870.
1901 – The Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (now the U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and National Cemetery), Mountain Home was created by an act of Congress introduced by Walter P. Brownlow.
1920s – During the Prohibition era, Johnson City's ties to the bootlegging activity of the Appalachian Mountains earned the city the nickname of "Little Chicago".
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2019 – The 150th Birthday of Johnson City, TN – Sesquicentennial Celebration