Highways and Trucking

Highways and Interstates in Noxubee County

Highways and Interstates in Noxubee County

Four-lane US Highway 45, one of the nation’s major north-south transportation routes, traverses Noxubee County, passing through all of the county’s largest communities: Brooksville, near the northern border, Macon, centrally located in the county, and Shuqualak near the southern edge.

US-45 provides rapid connections to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport and the Lowndes County Port Facility on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, both near Columbus, Mississippi, and about 25 miles from Noxubee County’s northern border. Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women are also within 25 miles via US-45 and other four-lane connector highways.

US-45 and east-west Mississippi Highway 14 connect Noxubee County to a network of other four-lane highways, providing convenient access to markets throughout the Southeast.

Eleven major trucking companies operate out of Macon, Brooksville, and Shuqualak in Noxubee County including Wood Carriers, Inc., Murray Trucking, Grarock Trucking, Double D Carriers, and more.

Rail Service

Railroads in Noxubee County

Railroads in Noxubee County

Rail transportation to all major domestic markets and export facilities is provided by Kansas City Southern Railway, operating on lines owned by MidSouth Rail Corporation. The rail line parallels US-45, traversing the county from north to south.


Passenger Service

Air transportation is conveniently accessible at three airports within an easy drive of Noxubee County:

  • Golden Triangle Regional Airport, just 35 miles north of Macon by four-lane highways, is served by Delta Airlines, which operates several passenger flights daily with connections through Memphis and Atlanta. GTR also has two fixed-base operator facilities (FBOs) serving general aviation plus air cargo capabilities.
  • Macon Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the City of Macon, is open to the public for general aviation services and features a 50-foot-wide, 3,000-foot-long runway lighted from dusk to dawn.
  • Meridian Regional Airport, only 60 miles from Macon, is served by Delta Connection offering jet service with two daily flights to and from Atlanta.
  • Jackson-Evers International Airport, served by Delta, Continental, American Eagle, US Airways, and Southwest Airlines, is just over a two-hour drive (130 miles) from Macon.

Air Cargo Service

  • FedEx, with its world headquarters located at the Memphis International Airport, provides Noxubuee County industries an excellent option for expedited air cargo service.
  • The Mississippi Air Cargo Logistics Center at Jackson-Evers International Airport near Jackson provides air, truck, and rail intermodal services. Over 75 major metropolitan areas are within 500 miles, and MACLC is well positioned for cargo services to Mexico, Central and Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Water Transportation

Ports Near Noxubee County

Ports Near Noxubee County

Two port facilities on the Tennesssee-Tombigbee Waterway offer convenient, economical water transportation to deepwater ports on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The Lowndes County Port, located near Columbus, Mississippi, is just 25 miles north of Noxubee County. It offers a dock and mooring cells, a 100-ton crawler crane, 40-ton overhead bridge crane, conveyor, bulk hopper, rail and truck scales, outdoor storage area with asphalt surface, and 68,000 square-foot warehouse. Rail access is provided by Kansas City Southern Railway.
  • The Pickens County Port is located near Pickensville, Alabama, less than 20 miles east of Brooksville. It features a steel-pile bulkhead dock with mooring cells, 100-ton mobile crane, front-end loader, fixed conveyor, outdoor storage area with crushed stone surface, and 24,000-square-foot warehouse. Rail connections are via Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.