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Boones Creek is a neighborhood of Johnson City, in northern Washington County, Tennessee. Almost all of Boones Creek has been annexed by Johnson City, and has become a neighborhood of Johnson City. However, much of it has the postal addresses of "Gray, Tennessee". It extends along Boone's Creek and other nearby tributaries of Boone Lake, from the strip of restaurants, hotels and other businesses around the intersection of Boone's Creek Road (State Route 354) and Interstate 26, northeastwards to the older business district at the intersection of 354 and State Route 36, and up to Boone Lake, formerly the Watauga River.


A post office called Boons Creek was established in 1841, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900. The community was named for pioneer Daniel Boone.

In the center of Boones Creek is a historic marker that tells the origins of the communities name. Daniel Boone was a frontiersman, and hunted over large areas of the early frontier lands. On one of these hunting trips, he was chased by the local Indians. He hid underneath these falls from Indians and avoided their displeasure of him hunting on their lands. This waterfall also had a historic tree nearby. A beech tree once stood with the inscription “D Boon cilled a bar on tree in the year 1760”. This tree was featured in the film "Sergent York" when Alvin York (WWI hero) was trying to earn money by bunting and selling pelts.


There are several restaurants, hotels/motels and gas stations off the Boones Creek Road/Tennessee State Route 354 Exit off Interstate 26. Several Grocery stores/Supermarkets are also located in Boones Creek and they are Food City and Ingles Markets.


Tennessee State Route 36 (North Roan Street) is the main road through Boones Creek and Tennessee State Route 354 (Boones Creek Road) connects Boones Creek with Interstate 26 and US Route 11E and US Route 321 in Jonesborough.


These schools in Boones Creek are operated by Washington County Public Schools, City of Johnson City Schools are currently trying to take control of them.

  • Boones Creek Elementary
  • Boones Creek Middle (formerly Boones Creek High School)

These schools are operated by the City of Johnson City Schools:

  • Indian Trail Intermediate
  • Lake Ridge Elementary

High School Students attend either Daniel Boone High School in Gray operated by Washington County or Science Hill High School in Johnson City operated by Johnson City Schools

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