Location & Infrastructure
Connected to the World.
With eight exits along Interstate 26, the CSX rail system in the county and additional transportation options less than an hour away, Unicoi County is a strategic choice for businesses. Interstate 26 runs right through the county and offers travelers incredible views of the surrounding breathtaking landscape, as well as connection to Interstate 81, just 30 miles away. The Tri-Cities Regional Airport, just 40 minutes away, is designated as a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #204. Unicoi County borders North Carolina, and travelers can get to the Asheville Municipal Airport (AVL) in less than an hour.
Unicoi County has solid infrastructure. The fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, providing 1 Gbps connectivity to homes, businesses, and schools, is the first of its kind in rural Appalachia. Plus, the combination of quality utility services, including water, electricity, natural gas, sewer and broadband, and the rich history of its hardworking residents, makes Unicoi County a smart choice for any business.
Interstate 26 has eight access points in Unicoi County, easily connects to Interstate 81, just 30 minutes outside the county and runs concurrently with U.S. Highway 23. U.S. Highway 19 connects travelers to North Carolina. State Highways include 36, 81, 107, 173, 352 and 395. CSX Rail runs through the county.
The Johnson City Airport, 19 miles away, is the nearest general aviation airport. The Tri-Cities Airport is the nearest commercial service airport, 31 miles away in Johnson City.
The nearest port is in Knoxville on the Tennessee River.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Tri-Cities Regional|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||31 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||32|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Johnson City|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||19.2 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||3,000'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||21.9|
|Access of Interstate||I-26|
|U.S. Highways||19, 23|
|State Highways||36, 81, 107, 173, 352, 395|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Knoxville|
|Railroads Serving County||CSX|