West Tennessee is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River and its rich delta farmland and on the east by Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake, the largest man-made lake in the U.S. Much of West Tennessee is characterized by the rolling hills that you might expect and a strong agriculture community. Memphis, TN is the largest city in West Tennessee is home to a rich musical heritage while being the transportation hub of the U.S.. Several major interstates converge in West Tennessee making it a natural hub or transportation and commerce.

For more information on logistics and transportation in Weakley County and West Tennessee be sure and view the following sections and click on the thumbnails for a high resolution PDF map.

 

Overview map of the roadways that connect Weakley County to major interstates, ports, and airports. This map is not meant to be a detailed map of the entire road system but an overview of the main connections to and from Weakley County, Tennessee.

(click photo for high resolution PDF map)

Centrally Located

  • Weakley County, TN is centrally located between the Mississippi River and Tennessee River in West Tennessee.
  • One day's drive to most major US markets
  • A four lane divided highway, SR 22, connects Weakley County to I-40 and US 51 which is the future I-69.
  • There are four ball clay mining operations in Weakley County suppying various ceramic manufacturers throughout the US.
  • Distances:
    • 6,500 Airport: less than 5 mi to Everett-Stewartt Regional Airport (UCY)
    • Tiptonville, TN: x mi to the new Port of Cates Landing
    • Hickman, KY: x mi to Port of Hickman
    • Paducah, KY: 50 mi to Barkley Regional Airport
    • Jackson, TN: 52 mi via US 45
    • Memphis, TN: 118 mi via SR 22 and US 51 (Future I-69)
    • Nashville, TN: 142 mi via SR 22 and I-40

    (click photo for high resolution PDF map)

Highways

  • US 45: A major north south route from Chicago to Mobile
  • SR 22 (Future I-169): Four lane divided highway connecting Weakley County to I-40 and US 51 (Future I-69)

Airports

  • Everett-Stewart Regional Airport : 6,500 ft length runway. Longest Runway between St Louis and Memphis
  • Paducah, KY: Barkley Regional Airport. Three flights daily to and from Memphis via Northwest Airlines
  • Memphis, TN: Memphis International Airport
  • Nashville, TN: Nashville International Airport
  • McKenzie, TN: Carroll County Airport. 5,500 ft length runway

Rail

  • West TN Railroad: Provides connections to the Canadian National, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Kansas City Southern Railroads and serves Martin, Sharon, and Greenfield.
  • Amtrak Station: Only 12 mi from Martin, TN in South Fulton.
  • Kentucky-West Tennessee Railroad: Serves Dresden and Gleason and connects with the CSX.

Ports

  • Hickman, KY - 35 mi to Hickman-Fulton County Riverport at Mile 922 on Mississippi River
  • Tiptonville, TN - New Port of Cates Landing at Mile 900 on the Mississippi River

Motor Freight

  • Served by 20 common carriers
  • FedEx American Freight and Volunteer Freight have terminal facilities in Dresden
  • Wharton Trucking and Godwin Leasing have terminals in Gleason
  • Most major US Markets can be reached within one days drive of the county

(click photo for high resolution PDF map)