Gibson County has easy access to Interstate 40 and near proximity to Interstate 155. Most places within the county are within an hour’s drive from Memphis, an area known world-wide as America's Distribution Center due to its ideal location and transportation infrastructure. Interstate access may be made from US Highways 45 W and 45 E, and local highways 79 and 104.


Humboldt Municipal Airport
Humboldt Municipal Airport is a public-use airport located in Gibson County, Tennessee, United States. It is three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of the City of Humboldt, which owns the airport. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it was classified as a general aviation airport.

Gibson County Airport
56 Airport Road, Milan, TN 38358-5338, (731) 723-9596 ‎

McKellar Sipes Regional Airport
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) west of the central business district of Jackson, a city in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. It is owned by the City of Jackson & Madison County. The airport is mostly used for general aviation.

308 Grady Montgomery Drive, Jackson, TN, (731) 423-0995

Memphis International Airport
Memphis International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located three miles south of the central business district of Memphis, a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.

Memphis International Airport is home to the main FedEx Express global "SuperHub", which processes a significant portion of the freight carrier's packages. Nonstop FedEx destinations from Memphis include scores of cities across the continental U.S., plus Anchorage and Honolulu, as well as numerous Canadian, Mexican, and Caribbean cities. Intercontinental nonstops include: Cologne, Dubai, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo. It is considered to be an Airport City and aerotropolis.

From 1993 to 2009, Memphis had the largest cargo operations by volume of any airport worldwide. Major national and international distribution facilities for Flextronics, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sharp and many others have located in Memphis largely to be near the FedEx hub.


Port of Memphis
The International Port of Memphis is the second largest inland port on the shallow draft portion of the Mississippi River, and the 4th largest inland Port in the United States. The International Port of Memphis covers the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the Mississippi River from river Mile 725 to mile 740. Within this 15 mile reach, there are 68 water fronted facilities, 37 of which are terminal facilities moving products such as: petroleum, tar, asphalt, cement, steel, coal, salt, fertilizers, rock & gravel, and of course grains. The International Port of Memphis is 400 river miles from St. Louis and 600 River miles from New Orleans and is ice free year round.

Port of Cates Landing
Close proximity to major interstates:

  • I-55
  • I-155
  • I-40
  • I-24
  • I-69

Mid-point along corridor connecting Canada and Mexico

Near World’s largest Freight Airport and rail center: Memphis, TN

Site located in Tennessee Valley Authority service area

Expandable Intermodal Port Dock and transload facility serving barge, rail, and truck

9,000 linear feet of slack water Harbor operable year round (expandable to 14,000 Linear feet)

Rail access to Canadian National Railroad


The West Tennessee Railroad passes north/south through Gibson County, following US Hwy 45. This railroad runs south from Fulton, Kentucky to Corinth, Mississippi.

CSX rail passes through Humboldt and Milan, with access to Memphis and Nashville on the same line.