Dec. 4, 1984 — An article in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported that recently a day’s tobacco sales at Big Burley, Grower’s Co-Op and Young’s Warehouse brought tobacco growers more than $1 million. So far that season, more than 2.1 million pounds of tobacco was sold, bringing more than $9 million into the local economy.
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.