Location & Infrastructure
Connected to markets that matter.
Cocke County is located immediately on I-40 and is equidistant to Knoxville, TN, and Asheville, NC. Centrally located in the eastern part of Tennessee, near both Virginia and North Carolina, Cocke County is easily accessible by road to over 75 percent of the U.S. population.
Nearby Interstates 81, 75 and 26 and proximity to commercial airports and a navigable waterway, Cocke County businesses can easily reach the rest of the world.
Cocke County is located right on the major arteries of Interstates 40 and 81 as they pass through the county. Major U.S. highways include Highways 25 and 70, which pass through the county north to south, and 321, crossing east to west. With several state roads, including 9, 32, 35, 73, 107, 160, 339, 340, getting around both inside and outside the county is easy. The Norfolk Southern Rail System operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Four motor freight companies serve the area.
Less than 25 miles away, the Moore-Murrell Airport (MOR) has a 5,700-foot asphalt runway and offers major engine and airframe repair. McGhee Tyson (TYS), the closest commercial airport, is 61 miles away and services airlines such as AirTran, Allegiant, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United and US Airways.
The Tennessee River, with a port in Knoxville, is the closest navigable waterway. Douglas Lake offers breathtaking views and outdoor adventure, but is not suitable for commerce.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||McGhee Tyson (Knoxville)|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||61 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||79|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Moore-Murrell Field (Morristown)|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||22.3 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||5,717'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||27.1|
|Access of Interstate||I-40|
|U.S. Highways||25, 70, 321|
|State Highways||9, 32, 35, 73, 107, 160, 339, 340|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Knoxville|
|Railroads Serving County||NS|