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Transportation

HIGHWAYS

Marshall County has an excellent four-lane highway system with easy access to Interstates 59 and 65. Major routes within the county include Federal Highway 431 and Federal Highway 231, directly connecting Marshall County with Huntsville and Montgomery, Alabama. The county is within a 12 hour drive from ½ of the population of the United States.

Distance to Major Interstates/Highways
from Cities in Marshall County

Interstates

 AlbertvilleArabBoazGuntersville
I-59 22 Miles 50 Miles 15 Miles 30 Miles
I-20 60 Miles 80 Miles 50 Miles 70 Miles
I-65 49 Miles 30 Miles 68 Miles 40 Miles
I-565 50 Miles 35 Miles 56 Miles 40 Miles

Federal Highways

 AlbertvilleArabBoazGunterville
Highway 431 0 Miles 15 Miles 0 Miles 0 Miles
Highway 231 20 Miles 0 Miles 25 Miles 20 Miles
Highway 278 14 Miles 11 Miles 11 Miles 17 Miles

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AIRWAYS

Marshall County has two municipal airports and is less than one hour from the Huntsville International Airport.

Local Service

Albertville Municipal Airport

  • 6,117 Foot Runway with PAPI, REILS, and NDB Approach
  • Accommodates all sizes and types of corporate aircraft
  • Terminal Facility with Conference Room and Pilot’s Lounge
  • Jet Fuel / AV Gas
  • Major Repair
  • Catering
  • Car Rental
  • Courtesy Car

Guntersville Municipal Airport

  • Runway length of 3,800 Feet (construction of 5,000 feet runway to be completed in 2017)
  • Meeting Room
  • Rental Cars Available

Nearby Commercial Airports

Huntsville International Airport 45 miles
Birmingham International Airport 60 miles
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport 90 miles
Atlanta – Hartsfield International Airport 150 miles

The Huntsville International Intermodal Center

Located in nearby Madison County, the Huntsville International Intermodal Center provides facilities and services for receiving, transferring, storing, and distributing air, rail, and highway cargo.

Features include:

  • Air, Rail, and Motor Carrier Terminals
  • U.S. Customs Port of Entry
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspectors on Site
  • Public Use Foreign Trade Zone
  • Expedited Delivery to the Southeastern United States

RAILWAYS

Marshall County is served by the Alabama-Tennessee Railway, part of OmniTrax, in a trackage lease agreement with CSX. It connects to the CSX as well as Norfolk Southern lines and is less congested than many other mainline tracks.

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WATERWAYS

Marshall County contains a major U.S. waterway, the Tennessee River, with a navigable depth of 9 feet which connects to the Tennessee Tom Bigbee Waterway and the Mississippi River.

Guntersville Dam

  • Main Lock Capacity: 9 Barges, (22 million gal.)
  • Height of Dam: 94 Feet
  • Generating Capacity: 97,200 kW

Port of Guntersville

  • Used for General Bulk Freight Transfer
  • Has Alabama Tennessee Rail Connection

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Marshall County Economic Development Council
2208 Ringold Street, Suite    1-A   |   Guntersville,    AL    35976   |   256-582-5100   |   info@marshallteam.org