Tishomingo County is located at the intersection of waterways with water access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Tennessee-Ohio-Mississippi-Missouri-Great Lakes-St. Lawrence inland waterway system. Together with excellent highways, the Norfolk Southern Main Line, and several short lines and rail spurs, transportation flexibility is a major strength of this area.
Tri-State Area - MS, AL, TN


railways in and out of Tishomingo Co.
The community is served by four-lane Highway 72 and two lane State Highways 25, 30, 4, 365, 350, 172, 364, 366, and 367. The community is located 20 minutes from four-lane Highway 45; 60 minutes from Interstate 22 at Fulton and Tupelo; 65 minutes to Interstate 65 at Decatur/Huntsville; and 90 minutes to Interstates 55/40/22 at Memphis. Truck lines with headquarters or terminals in the community include Nunley Trucking Company; Hellums Trucking Company; Shelton Trucking; Packard Transport; Riley's Trucking; Scratch Trucking; Nationwide Freight Service; and Ferrous Metal Transfer Company.

Many of the national and regional truck lines such as Cardinal Transport, ABF Freight Systems, AAA Cooper Transportation, American Freightways, Averitt Express, Central Freight Lines, Conway Southwest Express, Milan Express, Nationwide Southeast, Old Dominion Freight Line, Overnite Transportation, Roadway Express, SAIA Motor Freight Lines, Shippers Express, Yellow Freight Lines, and others also serve the area.


railways in and out of Tishomingo Co.
The community is served by a Norfolk-Southern Railroad main line and four short lines: Kansas City Southern; Yellow Creek Port Short Line; Tishomingo Railroad; and Redmont Short Line.

Rail spurs are available. A rail yard is available at Tri-State Commerce Park as well as a building with rail into the building. Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern, two of America's largest railroads, can handle virtually any business needs for transportation and cargo handling. Tishomingo Railroad serves Tri-State Commerce Park with a connection to Norfolk Southern. Tishomingo Railroad offers nine diesel electric locomotives, a boxcar loading dock, several team tracks with highway access, and 24 hour security. The company contracts switching services. Tishomingo Railroad also offers locomotive inspection and repair services. See Map.

Tenn-Tom Waterway

Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway
The community is served by the Tennessee River and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway with direct connections to the Port of Mobile and the Ohio-Mississippi-Missouri River network. A full-service port facility (Yellow Creek Port) handles loads up to 300 tons per lift, including containerized cargo. Two barge docks are also available.

Yellow Creek Port offers a 20,000 SF humidity controlled warehouse with two 25 ton overhead cranes, a 15,000 SF humidity controlled warehouse, and a 20,000 SF cargo/indoor storage warehouse. The port also has six acres of outdoor storage. Port equipment includes a 300-ton capacity mobile crane, two 150-ton mobile cranes, and forklifts up to 80,000 pound capacity. The port has a rail yard with capacity for 21 rail cars, including specialized large object movers. The port offers barge/rail/truck transfer facilities. A certified truck scale and harbor towboat service area are also available. The port is a Foreign Trade Subzone and a Federal HUBZone.

The most commonly handled products include steel coils, I-beams, pig iron, steel rods, paper and timber products, coal, grain, containers, sand, gravel, and others. A steel processing facility is on site to provide steel slitting, leveling, and distribution with its own fleet of trucks. The port centers on a cluster of metal fabrication companies. The port also offers a regional cement distribution facility.

The port authority also offers approximately 2,500 acres of industrial sites. A number of towing companies offer barge service to Yellow Creek Port including American Commercial Barge Line, Eagle Marine, Warrior & Gulf, MEMCO, Ingram Barge Line, Celtic Marine, Crouse Barge, National Marine, Parker Towing, Oakley Barge Line, and others. See Map.