Location & Infrastructure
Providing tools to reach markets faster.
Set amidst the Cumberland Mountains, Morgan County is less than one hour away from Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Crossville. Less than 105 miles from Chattanooga and Knoxville, Morgan County is home to respected industry suppliers in metal processing, research, military textiles, agribusiness, automation and machining.
Morgan County's highways provide easy access to neighboring cities and counties as well as to major U.S. interstates. Morgan County is only two miles north of Interstate 40 at Harriman and 50 miles west of Interstate 75 at Knoxville.
Major U.S. highways include Highway 27 crossing north to south. State roads include Highways 62, 116, 328 and 329. The Norfolk Southern Railway, once the separate Norfolk Railway and Southern Railway, has 20,000 miles of track in 22 states with service to every major Eastern seaport, 10 river ports, and 9 lake ports. Norfolk Southern spreads throughout the Eastern U.S., from Louisiana, to Kansas and Michigan, up north to Maine, and along the Eastern Coast.
Morgan County has easy access to many transportation options. Rockwood Municipal Airport, with its 5,000-foot asphalt runway, is 32 miles southwest near the Rockwood and Morgan County line. McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville is 47 miles from Wartburg. Nashville International Airport—only 136 miles away—has 16 airlines offering an average of 400 daily flights to 89 markets, 49 of them nonstop (as of August 2006).
The Tennessee River is the closest navigable waterway, with a commercial port at Lenoir City, 48 miles away.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||McGhee Tyson (Knoxville)|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||47 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||79|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Rockwood Municipal|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||22.6 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||5,000'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||30.7|
|Access of Interstate||I-40 (2 miles)|
|State Highways||29, 52, 62, 116, 298, 299, 328, 329|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Lenoir City|
|Railroads Serving County||NS|