Location & Infrastructure
Access Markets by Roads, Waterways, Land, or Rail.
Conveniently located halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga along Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 411, Monroe County affords easy access to major metropolitan markets. International river and barge service to any place in the world is available in Monroe County through the TVA lake system, and Tellico Lake is a hub for Tennessee's largest marine industry base.
Located on Interstate 75, Monroe County also offers access to U.S. Highways 11, 129 and 411, which run through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. State Highways include 2, 33, 39, 68, 72, 115, 165, 307, 315, 322 and 360. Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation both serve Monroe County.
Monroe County Airport, which recently underwent improvements to add more hangars, is the county's general aviation airport. It has a 3,643-foot airport and offers a pilot training program. The nearest commercial service airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, is just 32 miles away in Knoxville.
Tennessee River is the closest navigable waterway, with a commercial port in Lenoir City.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||McGhee Tyson (Knoxville)|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||32 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||79|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Monroe County|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||3,643'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||26.8|
|Access of Interstate||I-75|
|U.S. Highways||11, 129, 411|
|State Highways||2, 33, 39, 68, 72, 115, 165, 307, 315, 322, 360|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Lenoir City|
|Railroads Serving County||CSX, NS|