Location & Infrastructure
Reaching the World.
Tipton County has a strong infrastructure, with access to excellent roads, a leading railroad company, both a general aviation and an international airport and the fifth largest inland port in the United States. Broadband service is continuing to grow throughout the county. Tipton County residents get their water from Memphis Sands Aquifer, an underground water system with some of the highest quality drinking water in the nation. U.S. Highway 51 is a major south-north highway that extends from Louisiana to Wisconsin and runs right through Tipton County. Just 50 miles to Memphis, Tipton County's location is a strategic choice for businesses wanting to easily reach major markets.
Tipton County is just six miles away from Interstate 40. U.S. Highway 51, an over 1200-mile highway, runs through the county southwest to northeast. Other U.S. highways include 70 and 79. State Highways include 1, 3, 14, 54, 59, 178, 179, 206 and 384. CSX provides rail service in Tipton County.
Tipton County has its own general aviation airport, Covington Municipal Airport, with a 5,000-foot runway. The nearest commercial service airport is Memphis International Airport, just 50 miles away, and operates 160 flights daily.
The Mississippi River is the closest navigable waterway at the International Port of Memphis.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Memphis International|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||50 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||160|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Covington Municipal|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||5,004'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||32.4|
|Access of Interstate||I-40 (6 miles)|
|U.S. Highways||51, 70, 79|
|State Highways||1, 3, 14, 54, 59, 178, 179, 206, 384|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Memphis|
|Railroads Serving County||CSX, Illinois Central Railroad|