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Transportation

Highways

There are five major highways located in Cherokee County and the county is approximately one hour or less from three major interstates.

  • Highways in Cherokee County include:
  • U.S. Highway 278
  • U.S. Highway 411
  • Alabama Highway 9
  • Alabama Highway 35
  • Alabama Highway 68
  • Area interstates include:
  • I-59 – 10 miles
  • I-20 – 40 miles
  • I-75 – 50 miles

Driving Distance from Cherokee County

  • Atlanta, GA85
  • Birmingham, AL90
  • Charlotte, NC332
  • Chattanooga, TN80
  • Chicago, IL640
  • Cincinnati, OH426
  • Indianapolis, IN457
  • Jacksonville, FL436
  • Lexington, KY324
  • Louisville,KY324
  • Mobile, AL338
  • Savannah, GA338
  • St. Louis, MO497

Airports

Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional

  • Located between Centre and Piedmont
  • Built in 2007
  • Runway is 5,500 feet in length
  • Leasing space for hangar construction available
  • Avgas available

Birmingham International

  • Located 73 miles from county
  • 24 non-stop destinations, including Chicago, Houston, Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C.
  • Serviced by 7 airlines

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Huntsville International

  • Located 86 miles from county
  • 13 non-stop destinations, including Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C.
  • Serviced by 6 airlines
  • Air, rail, and motor carrier terminals available at adjacent intermodal center

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

  • Located 100 miles from county
  • Serviced by 24 domestic airlines
  • Serviced by 6 international airlines

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Railroads

A main rail line runs just north of Cherokee County along Interstate 59 and U.S. Highway 11. The rail line is serviced by Norfolk Southern and provides rail access from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. View the Norfolk Southern system map for more information about area rail service.

Huntsville International Intermodal Center

Huntsville International Intermodal Center is located in Huntsville (AL) and is a U.S. Customs Point of Entry. This intermodal center includes rail, air, trucking, and storing services. The rail portion of the intermodal center is serviced by Norfolk Southern.

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Other Norfolk Southern Intermodal Facilities

There are Norfolk Southern intermodal facilities in Austell (GA, Atlanta (GA), and Birmingham (AL), located approximately 100 miles or less from Cherokee County.

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