Jefferson County's strength is a product of its central location versus national markets and the nation's transportation system. Almost on-third of the nation's top fifty metropolitan areas are within 500 miles of Jefferson County
Jefferson County is located in the heart of Southern Illinois at the junction of Interstates 57 and 64, now with two exits, and is one hour east of St. Louis, MO and one hour west of Evansville, IN. It is ninety minutes north of Paducah, KY and two hours south of Champaign, IL.
The Mt. Vernon Airport has a 6500 foot main runway, fixed base operation, terminal building, and storage hangers. Charter and private aviation services are provided, as well as refueling. The facility offers Shell 100 and Jet A fuels and pilot lounge with weight and exercise room, shower and snooze rooms, wireless internet in the airport terminal, complimentary refreshments, courtesy shuttle, as well as overnight hangar reservations. Contact: Chris Collins, Manager (618) 242-7016
Commercial Air Service within one hour: Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO Mid America Airport Williamson County Airport
Mid-America Airport, a cargo airport approximately 45 minutes from Mt. Vernon, located in Mascoutah, Illinois along Interstate 64
|Interstate 70||65 miles North via I-57||East/West|
|Interstate 24||51 miles South via I-57||North/South|
|State Route 37||Local||North/South|
|State Route 15||Local||East/West|
|State Route 148||Local||North/South|
|State Route 142||Local||Northwest/Southwest|
General Commodity Carrier
|UPS Freight||(618) 244-5767||www.upsfreight.com|
|Fed Ex Freight||(618) 244-9736||www.fedex.com|
|Roadway Express||(800) 362-3260||www.roadway.com|
|Speedee Delivery Service||(618) 242-0170||www.speedeedelivery.com|
Mt. Vernon sits at the unique junction of three Class 1 Railroads, the UP, CSX and NS. This gives companies to opportunity to move their materials and goods east and west from one location.
|Evansville Western/CSX||Greg Phelps||(270) 444-4414||www.evwr.com|
|Norfolk Southern||Jacob Weir||(314) 679-1880||www.nscorp.com|
|Union Pacific||Wayne Borg||(630) 573-6435||www.uprr.com|
|Burlington Northern Santa Fe||(618) 242-0410||(800) 964-9386||www.bnfs.com|
Jefferson County is located 45 minutes from East St. Louis, IL the nation’s number two rail hub. Passenger services are available within 30 miles through AmTrak.
Trucking companies include UPS Freight, FedEx Freight, Overnite Transportation Co., and Direct Motor Freight.
Inland port facilities are available within 1 1/2 hours of Jefferson County on both the Ohio and the Mississippi Rivers.
- Car Rentals
- Enterprise Rental
- Taxi Services
- Three Independent Companies
- Buses Greyhound Bus Lines (Commercial)
- South Central Transit (Public)
Highway Travel Distance to Other Cities:
|Kansas City, MO||340|
|St. Louis, MO||75|