I-75 makes Atlanta and Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport a quick and easy 90-minute trip from Houston County.
Twenty-seven motor freight carriers serve the Houston County, Georgia area daily.
Situated along Georgia’s busiest interstate, Houston County, Georgia’s position along I-75 has served as a selling point for business locations. I-75 spans the entire United States north to south from Michigan at the Canadian border to south Florida ending at the Gulf of Mexico.
Less than 20 miles northeast of Houston County, Georgia is I-16, which opens up access to the Port of Savannah, a two-and-a-half hour drive from Houston County. Also nearby, the proposed Interstate 14 or Fall Line Freeway/State Route 540 will span from Augusta, Georgia to Natchez, Mississippi when complete.
Highways running through Houston County, Georgia include US 41, US 129, US 341, GA 26, GA 49, GA 96, GA 127, GA 224, GA 247 and GA 247-C.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is 105 miles north of Houston County, Georgia on I-75, while the closest commercial airport to Houston County, Middle Georgia Regional Airport, is only 20 miles northeast of the county’s center. Besides convenient access to Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Houston County, Georgia also has a general aviation 5,002-foot runway at Perry-Houston County Airport.
Norfolk Southern Railway operates tracks on Houston County’s east side and serves Houston County’s 877-acre rail site. A Class I railroad, Norfolk Southern operates 20,000 route miles in 22 states and Washington, D.C. From Houston County, Georgia, its tracks lead to Savannah, Florida’s east coast and numerous areas north, east and west of the county.
Houston County, Georgia is only 146 miles by highway or rail from Georgia’s Savannah port, the nation’s second busiest container exporter. Additionally, Houston County is less than a 1 hour drive to Georgia’s Inland Port at Cordele, which means products can be billed and loaded directly into rail cars that are then transferred promptly to an ocean vessel at Savannah, thus skirting truck congestion at the Savannah Port. Houston County, Georgia is also about 171 miles from Georgia’s port at Brunswick, the second busiest RO/RO port in the U.S.