transportation

  • Fayette County

    • 1 hour drive or less to I-22, I-359, I-20/59
    • Federal Highway 43
    • AL Highway 13, 18, , 96, 102 and 171

    Lamar County

    • Direct access to I-22
      (just a 20 to 30 minute drive north)
    • Federal Highway 278
    • AL Highway 17
    • AL Highway 18
    • AL Highway 96

    Marion County

    • Interstate 22
    • Federal Highway 43
    • Federal Highway 78
    • Federal Highway 278
    • AL Highway 13
    • AL Highway 17
    • AL Highway 19
    • AL Highway 44
    • AL Highway 45
    • AL Highway 74
    • AL Highway 129
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth

    Birmingham-Shuttlesworthis the closest commercial airport to the area.

    Tupelo Regional Airport

    Located in Tupelo, MS and has a 6,500-foot runway. Delta Airlines operates out of this airport.

    Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

    Located in Muscle Shoals, AL, which is north of the tri-county area. The airport has two runways and airline service is provided by Northwest Airlines.

    Richard Arthur Field

    Located in Fayette, AL, has a 5,008-foot runway. Stratos Charter Jet Services operates from this airport.

    Memphis International Airport

    Memphis International Airportis the second closet commercial airport the tri-county area.

    Golden Triangle Regional Airport

    Located in Columbus, MS, close to the tri-county area of Fayette, Lamar, and Marion Counties. Flights are available to Memphis and Atlanta.

    Lamar County Airport

    Located in Vernon, AL, this airport is operated by the Lamar County Commission and has a 3,613-foot runway.

    Marion County Rankin-Fite Airport

    Located in Hamilton, AL, this airport has a runway of 5,495 feet and has both hangar and tie-down facilities.

  • The tri-county area of Fayette, Lamar, and Marion Counties is served by two major rail providers – BNSF Railway Company and Norfolk Southern. There are available sites and buildings on or near each of these railways. There are Norfolk Southern intermodal centers located in Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN.

    • Fayette County: Norfolk Southern
    • Lamar County: Norfolk Southern, Luxapalila Valley Railway
    • Marion County: Norfolk Southern, BNSF
  • Port Name Major Route to Port River Miles to Port of Mobile
    Port of Itawamba Interstate 22 389.6
    Tom Soya Grain Company/(Amory) U.S. Highway 278 370
    Amory Port U.S. Highway 278 369.5
    Aberdeen Port U.S. Highway 278 356.1
    Clay County Port U.S. Highway 278 and U.S. Highway 45 338.5
    Tom Soya Grain Company (West Point) U.S. Highway 278 and U.S. Highway 45 338.6
    Lowndes County Port Various State Highways 330
    Aliceville River Terminal AL-17 292.7
    Bevill-Hook Port AL-17 292.4