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Logistics and Infrastructure

Jackson County’s transport infrastructure allows business and industry to reach customer markets quickly and efficiently. U.S. Highway 72 runs through Jackson County giving it easy access to five interstates (I-565, I-65, I-24, I-59, and I-75) within an hour’s drive. Jackson County is served by CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Sequatchie Valley Railroads. The county is bisected by the Tennessee River which plays a key role in the transportation of products into and out of the county.
Highways crossing

About the Area

Jackson County is uniquely situated near key major markets. The county is located 45 minutes from Huntsville, Alabama, 1 hour from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and approximately 2 hours from both Birmingham, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee. The county lies within a 1 hour drive of more than 900,000 people.

Modes of Transit


Companies in Jackson County utilize CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, and Sequatchie Valley Railroad for their rail needs.


Jackson County has two municipal airports with Scottsboro Municipal Airport being the largest. Larger commercial airports can be accessed in less than one hour drive to Huntsville and Chattanooga.


Jackson County is within an hour's drive to I-565, I-65, I-24, I-59, and I-75. The county is bisected by U.S. Highway 72, a four-lane divided highway that connects Huntsville, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee.


The Tennessee River traverses Jackson County in a southwesterly direction. An inland port is located at Bridgeport and is managed by the Alabama State Port Authority.