Buffalo Mountain. You can see the public library on the left, with St. John's Episcopal behind it. To the right of the library is Central Baptist Church. The tower to the right of center is the John Sevier Center and to its right is the steeple of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. Interstate 26 is in the background. From this view of the old downtown area you wouldn't know that Johnson City has almost 60,000 residents. For a terrific website detailing the history of Johnson City, click here. Below is a view of Buffalo Mountain taken last month. Although it's surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, Buffalo Mountain Park is actually a city park.