Location & Infrastructure
Prepare for major growth.
Located in the beautiful Upper Cumberland region, Fentress County is just a short drive from the Kentucky border. Almost the same distance from both Nashville and Knoxville, the rural county has easy access to major metropolitan markets. Fentress County attracts global suppliers and one-of-a-kind quality craftsmen alike. It is home to respected companies in the advanced manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, lumber and raw materials industries.
Less than 10 miles from Interstate 40, Fentress County also has the major U.S. Highway 127 passing through it. State Roads include 28, 52, 62, 85, 154, 296, 297 and 325. Plans are in the works for the Nashville & Eastern Railroad Corp. to provide a direct east-west rail connection through northern Middle Tennessee. That connection would make direct freight and passenger traffic between Nashville and Knoxville available.
Within Fentress County, the Jamestown Municipal Airport features a 3,500-foot paved runway and refueling facilities. Nearby Livingston Municipal Airport has a 5,100-foot runway. Fentress County is located almost the same distance between the Nashville International Airport, 120 miles away, and McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, 104 miles away.
The Tennessee River is the closest navigable waterway, with a commercial port at Lenoir City, less than 90 miles away.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||McGhee Tyson (Knoxville)|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||104 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||79|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Jamestown Municipal Airport|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||3,500'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||22.5|
|Access of Interstate||I-40 (10 miles)|
|State Highways||28, 52, 62, 85, 154, 296, 297, 325|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Lenior City|