Franklin County, Alabama can be easily reached by road and rail, and has quick access to major airports and river ports. Major shipping routes are located in and near Franklin County, including Interstate 22, which connects Birmingham, AL to Memphis, TN.
Franklin County Alabama Highways
Interstate 22 and Interstate 65 is a short distance away from Franklin County using U.S. Highway 43 and AL Highway 24. Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Area is in close proximity going North on Highway 43. Interstate 22 allows for quicker transportation between Birmingham and Memphis and to other cities in the southeast, including Atlanta and Nashville.
Other major routes in the county include Alabama Highway 24/Corridor V. Franklin County’s extensive highway network connects the county with major southeastern markets, as well as key industries such as the automotive, aerospace, and food processing industries.
Download a U.S. Interstate Network map.
Norfolk Southern provides rail service to Franklin County.
Franklin County is located near ports on the Tennessee River and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, which extends south to the Port of Mobile.
The county is within an hour drive from three river ports:
- Port of Florence - AL (30 minutes)
- Port of Decatur – AL (1 hour)
- Port of Itawamba – MS (1 hour)
Regional and International Airports near Franklin County Alabama
Russellville Municipal Airport
The Russellville Municipal Airport has a 5,100 foot runway with an extra 500 feet available for takeoff. The runway is lit and hangars and tiedowns are available.
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
Located in nearby Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is serviced by Silver Airways/Delta Airlines with flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA everyday. The Shoals Flight Center, located at the regional airport, includes hangars and tiedowns.
Huntsville International Airport
The Huntsville International Airport includes national services by six major airline providers, with non-stop flights to 10 cities. An international modal center is located at the airport.
Download a Commercial Airports map.