The oldest town in Tennessee, Jonesborough is a community filled with charm and history. Before Tennessee was a state, Jonesborough was a part of North Carolina and is often considered to be the center of the abolitionist movement. Famous for many historic buildings, Jonesborough is home to the International Storytelling Center. Along with the rich history of town also comes many historic figures. In fact, A local legend holds that the ghost of Andrew Jackson occasionally appears in the vicinity of a historic cabin in a town park. The county seat of Washington County, Jonesborough is part of the Johnson City metro area.