Location & Infrastructure
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White County is perfectly located at the crossroads of Highway 111 and Highway 70, in the heart of beautiful Upper Cumberland, Tennessee. Less than 100 miles from Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, White County is home to respected industry suppliers in automotive, rotational and injection molding, lighting, tooling, metal casting and raw material.
White County has the perfect central location for reaching most of the eastern U.S. with ease. White County's highways provide easy access to neighboring cities and counties as well as to major U.S. Interstates. White County is only five miles south of Interstate 40 at Cookeville, 70 miles north of Interstate 75 at Chattanooga and about 40 miles northeast of Interstate 24 at Manchester.
Broadband access and fiber optic service countywide make it easy to do business in White County.
Major U.S. highways include Hwy. 70 passing through the city east to west; 70S crossing north to south; and 70N traversing the eastern portion of the county. State roads include Highway 111, which is a major four-lane connector from Kentucky to southern Florida, and Highways 84, 135, 136 and 289. The Caney Fork & Western Railroad, once called the Sparta Branch, provides reliable, economical shipping service.
White County has easy access to many transportation options. Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, with its 6,000-foot asphalt runway, is nine miles north near the Putnam and White County line. Nashville International Airport—only 90 miles away—has 16 airlines offering an average of 400 daily flights to 89 markets, 49 of them nonstop (as of August 2006).
The Cumberland River is the closest navigable waterway, with a commercial port at Gainesboro, 29 miles away. The beautiful Calfkiller River winds through the city, but it is not suited for commerce.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Nashville International|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||88 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||380|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Upper Cumberland Regional (Sparta)|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||6,005'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||24.5|
|Access of Interstate||I-40 (4 miles)|
|State Highways||1, 26, 84, 111, 135, 136, 285, 289|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Chattanooga, South Pittsburg (Nickajack)|
|Railroads Serving County||Caney Fork and Western Railroad|