When East Tennessee State Normal School was founded in 1911 under former President Sidney Gilbreath to educate the region’s teachers, it might’ve been difficult to imagine what the institution would become more than a century later in 2019.
Johnson City, TN
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. 2017 estimated population was 66,391, making it the ninth-largest city in the state.
Johnson City was originally founded in 1856 by Henry Johnson as a railroad station. The town was formally incorporated in 1869 and Henry Johnson was elected as the city's first mayor on January 3, 1870.