Whether it's you or your product that is going somewhere, a Jefferson County location puts you in prime position to move throughout the country quickly, easily, and affordably. Our strategic location in the center of southeastern U.S. provides measurable cost and time savings to businesses and individuals alike . The information below highlights the different modes of transportation available including Interstate and Highways, Aviation, and Rail Services.
Interstates & Highways
Located at the intersection of two widely used Interstate Highways (I-40 and I-81) and within 30 miles of a third (I-75), Jefferson County is located within a day's drive of nearly 70 percent of the nations' population. Six Interstate exits provide quick access to these major transportation arteries from all areas of the county.
In addition to excellent Interstate accessibility, U.S. Highways 11E, 25W/70, 25E, and 411; and State Highways 66, 92, 139, and 341 conveniently connect all areas of the County to each other and the outside world. U.S. Highway 11E and portions of U.S. 25W/70 and State Highway 92 are four lane divided highways while the remaining routes are two lane shouldered roads in good condition.
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Commercial Air Service
Knoxville's McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS), approximately 45 minutes from Jefferson County, is the area's primary commercial airport. McGhee-Tyson is served by seven airlines offering flights to 22 destinations throughout the U.S. daily.
In addition, the Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) near Kingsport, TN is approximately one hour's drive from Jefferson County. TRI offers over 20 daily departures to major airports throughout the eastern U.S.
The Moore-Murrell Airport (KMOR) municipally owned by the City of Morristown is located eight miles east of Jefferson City along U.S. Highway 11E on the western edge of Morristown, TN. KMOR is the nearest general aviation airport and it features a 5,700' x 100' paved runway that can accommodate all types of personal aircraft. The facility is attended seven days per week from daylight to dark. It has aviation gas and jet-fuel facilities and several non-precision approach systems.
The Norfolk Southern Corporation has two main rail lines running through areas of Jefferson County. Norfolk Southern and its subsidiaries operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.
Contact our economic development staff today to learn more about available rail served buildings and sites in Jefferson County.