Jonesborough

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123 Boone St, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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Additional Facts
  • Airport: 15.70 miles
  • Hospital: 5.40 miles
  • City:
    Jonesborough
  • Home Exterior:

    Siding, Stone, Brick
  • SF Range:

    1000 - 5000
  • Lawn Care: Not Included
  • Featured Amenity: Walking & Biking, Fitness Facility, Golf Course, Medical Clinics, Shopping / Grocery, Library, Picnic Area, Parks & Natural Space,

History

Jonesborough in Tennessee was established in 1779, 17 years prior to Tennessee becoming a state and during the time when the region was under North Carolina’s jurisdiction. The town was named after Willie Jones, a North Carolina legislator who supported the expansion of the state westward over the Appalachian Mountains. For a period of time, Jonesborough was named Jonesboro, but was later changed back to its original spelling.

The town was formerly a section of the Washington District. It became the independent State of Franklin’s capital in 1784; however, Congress never recognized Franklin, and in late 1788, it was reclaimed by North Carolina.

Jonesborough Whig was a newspaper publication in the 1840s owned by William G. “Parson” Brownlow located in Jonesborough. In May 1840, Brownlow and Landon Carter Haynes, his rival editor, fought in the town’s streets. Over the next couple of years, the 2 newspapermen attacked one another in their respective newspapers, each managing to sometimes ruin the political ambitions of the other. In 1845, Haynes left the newspaper industry, and in 1849, Brownlow relocated the Whig to Knoxville, TN. He also served as governor soon after.

Area and Climate

When visitors enter historic Jonesborough, they are taking a trip into the past. A distinctive 18th century town situated in Northeast Tennessee’s Appalachian Mountains, the storytelling heritage, natural splendor, and lovely architecture of Jonesborough has drawn many visitors from around the world. Centrally situated in Northeast Tennessee, between Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport, there is always something happening in this town.

Walking along the well-conserved Main Street of Jonesborough, visitors will be taken back to the time of John Sevier, David Crockett, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Boone, and numerous other famous people who resided in and around the town.

Jonesborough experiences 45 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 5 inches per year (U.S. median is 25 inches). On average, the annual sunny days in Jonesborough are 201. January has the lowest temperature, at 25° F, while July has the highest temperature, at around 86° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Jonesborough is $166,284 (in 2000, it was $93,300). In 2011, the average prices of mobile homes: $75,455; attached units and townhomes: $112,271; all residential units: $159,351; detached homes: $164,443; and 5 and up unit buildings: $336,812.

In Jonesborough, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 83.9, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

For those searching for things to do, Jonesborough has a lot to offer. With events taking place all throughout the year, attractions, dancing, music, theater shows, and guided tours, this historic and oldest town of Tennessee has something for everyone. While the town may be a vacation destination, visitors will feel right at home with its appeal of the olden days and the simplicity of locating what to do.

The town is home to numerous yearly events, including Music on the Square, Jonesborough Days, the International Storytelling Festival, and other seasonal occasions. Storytelling is scattered everywhere in this town, from scheduled shows in restaurants to the Teller In-Residence program. Visitors can surely catch an amazing tale. Visitors can also cry, laugh and experience the theater world by attending the latest performance at the Jonesborough Repertory Theater.

For those who love dancing, Jonesborough also has it. The Jonesborough Dance Society offers dances with a caller and live music every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Several tours are just around the corner as well; visitors can go on a self-guided tour by grabbing a walking tour brochure found at the Visitors Center, or arrange a group tour and hear everything there is to know about the history of Jonesborough.

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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Lifestyle

For those searching for things to do, Jonesborough has a lot to offer. With events taking place all throughout the year, attractions, dancing, music, theater shows, and guided tours, this historic and oldest town of Tennessee has something for everyone. While the town may be a vacation destination, visitors will feel right at home with its appeal of the olden days and the simplicity of locating what to do. The town is home to numerous yearly events, including Music on the Square, Jonesborough Days, the International Storytelling Festival, and other seasonal occasions. Storytelling is scattered everywhere in this town, from scheduled shows in restaurants to the Teller In-Residence program. Visitors can surely catch an amazing tale. Visitors can also cry, laugh and experience the theater world by attending the latest performance at the Jonesborough Repertory Theater. For those who love dancing, Jonesborough also has it. The Jonesborough Dance Society offers dances with a caller and live music every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Several tours are just around the corner as well; visitors can go on a self-guided tour by grabbing a walking tour brochure found at the Visitors Center, or arrange a group tour and hear everything there is to know about the history of Jonesborough.

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Story Telling Capital of the World
  • Art Galleries

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