Location & Logistics

Accessible, efficient and well-maintained modes of transportation are critical in order for any community to thrive.  Morristown – Hamblen County has important advantages within its 161 square miles, much of which is its geographic location.

Centrally located within the eastern United States, the area’s proximity to Interstates 40, 81, 75 and 26 place it within a 10-hour drive of 76% of the U.S. consumer market.  The area is also serviced by the Norfork Southern main line and is within one hour and fifteen minutes of two regional airports.

As the hub of East Tennessee, Morristown serves as a major transportation and distribution center.

Interstates & Highways

Traveling on excellent roads leading in every direction, a driver can reach more than 70% of the nation’s population within a day’s drive.

  • Located 8 miles from the intersection of Interstates 40 and 81
  • Easy access to Interstate 75
  • Located at the crossroads of two U.S. 4-lane highways – 25E and 11E
  • Major State Highways include SR 66, SR 160 and SR 342

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US REGION State of Tennessee - Morristown
Travel Time to Morristown Tennessee


Morristown Regional Airport, a general aviation facility, located in Morristown serves the immediate area.

  • 5,700 foot long runway (100 feet wide)
  • Attendants on-site daylight to dark
  • Aviation gas & Jet-fuel facilities available
  • Non-precision approach systems
  • Located adjacent to the Morristown Airport Industrial District
  • Air service provider in the Lakeway Region is Morristown Air Service.

McGhee-Tyson Airport, located just south of Knoxville, is approximately a one-hour drive from Morristown.

  • Offers commercial airline service, air cargo service, military aviation and general aviation
  • 5 major airlines serve 20 non-stop destinations
  • Approximately 60 daily arrivals & departures

Tri-Cities Regional Airport, located in Northeast Tennessee, is about one hour’s drive north of Morristown.

  • Offers commercial airline service, air cargo service and general aviation
  • 3 airlines offer non-stop service to 4 destinations
  • Approximately 20 daily arrivals & departures


Excellent rail transportation helped Morristown grow and continues to help it prosper. Rail service for freight is provided by Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce * 825 W. First North Street * P.O. Box 9 * Morristown, TN 37815 * 423-586-6382 * 423-586-6576 fax