Transportation

  • Monroe County is located in Northeast Mississippi and has ample access to highway, rail, and port facilities to meet the needs of most industries that want to be located in the Mid South U.S.
  • Monroe County is located on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad halfway between Memphis, TN and Birmingham, AL.
  • Monroe County is located on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. The Waterway is the primary inland waterway link between the Tennessee River and the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, AL.
  • Monroe County is located halfway between Tupelo, MS and Columbus, MS on the major four lane, Highway 45.

Transportation Maps

Highways

North/South

  • Four lane state hwy 45 connects Aberdeen, MS to Jackson, TN, Corinth, MS, Tupelo, MS, Columbus, MS, Meridian, MS, and Mobile, AL.
  • Four lane state hwy 45 alternate connects the west side of Monroe County and the above listed cities to West Point, MS and Starkville, MS via US Highway 82.
  • State hwy 25 connects Amory, MS and Aberdeen, MS to Savannah, TN, Iuka, MS, Fulton, MS, Starkville, MS, Jackson, MS, and four lane state hwy 78/future I-22.
  • Interstate Hwy 55 which dissects the state of Mississippi north to south is located 90 miles west of Monroe County.

East/West

  • State Hwy 6 connects Amory, MS to Nettleton, MS, Tupelo, MS, and Sulligent, AL.
  • State Hwy 278/41 connects Amory, MS to Okolona, MS, Houston, MS, and Pontotoc, MS.
  • State Hwy 8 connects Aberdeen, MS to Sulligent, AL, Houston, MS, Grenada, MS, and Interstate Hwy 55.
  • Four lane state hwy 78/future I-22 which dissects north Mississippi, is located 18 miles north of Amory, MS via state hwy 25.

Highway Distances from major cities to Aberdeen and Amory, MS

Go to Location Map page for distances to major cities.

Railroads

  • The Burlington Northern Santa Fe mainline runs from Memphis, TN to Birmingham, AL, and through Tupelo, MS and Amory, MS, with Amory being the midpoint.
  • The Burlington Northern Santa Fe also has lines from Amory to both West Point, MS and Columbus, MS.
  • There is an existing rail spur that connects the BNSF main line to the Amory Port North Industrial Park.
  • The Kansas City Southern runs from Corinth, MS to Meridian, MS and through Tupelo, MS Aberdeen, MS, and West Point, MS.

Monroe County Ports on Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway: Aberdeen and Amory

Some distances by water from Aberdeen, MS Port:

  • 14 miles to Amory Port, Amory, MS, near Hwys 6, 25, and 278 intersection
  • 26 miles to Lowndes County Port, Columbus, MS, near Hwy 82 and Hwy 45 intersection
  • 34 miles to Port Itawamba, Fulton, MS, near Hwy 25 and Hwy 78 intersection
  • 92 miles to Yellow Creek Port, Iuka, MS, near Hwy 25 and Hwy 72 intersection
  • 356 miles to Port of Mobile, AL, Gulf of Mexico

Some distances by water from Amory, MS Port:

  • 14 miles to Aberdeen Port, near Hwys 8, 45, and 25 intersection
  • 20 miles to Port Itawamba, Fulton, MS, near Hwy 25 and Hwy 78 intersection
  • 40 miles to Lowndes County Port, Columbus, MS, near Hwy 82 and Hwy 45 intersection
  • 78 miles to Yellow Creek Port, Iuka, MS, near Hwy 25 and Hwy 72 intersection
  • 370 miles to Port of Mobile, AL, Gulf of Mexico

Airports

Some driving distances from Aberdeen, MS:

  • 134 miles to Memphis International Airport
  • 41 miles to Tupelo, MS Airport
  • 36 miles to Golden Triangle Regional Airport
  • 8 miles to Monroe County Airport

Some driving distances from Amory, MS:

  • 124 miles to Memphis International Airport
  • 32 miles to Tupelo, MS Airport
  • 50 miles to Golden Triangle Regional Airport
  • 8 miles to Monroe County Airport