Huntsville International Airport
There are daily non-stop flights to 13 U.S. cities including New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Serviced by seven major airlines. For more information, visit the Huntsville Airport web site

Courtland Airport
A public airport operated by the county has two 5,000-foot runways, one of which is lighted. Located within the U.S. Customs Port of Entry Service Area. The airport is served by Tennessee Valley Air Center, which operates the FBO, providing 100LL and Jet-A fuel (both self-serve and full service). Airframe and powerplant maintenance services are available. An AWOS system should be operable by the end of 2009. For more information call 256-637-0901 or visit the Tennessee Valley Aero web site.

Other major airports:
Birmingham International Airport
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Nashville International Airport
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U.S. Highway 72A/20 cuts the county on the northern border, providing a key connection between Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. Other major routes in the county include four-lane State Highways 157 and 24, as well as State Highways 101, 22, 184 and 36. Also located near U.S. Interstate 65.

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Norfolk Southern provides railroad services to the Lawrence County area, connecting the county to other major rail terminals through the United States. Norfolk Southern provides switching service two and three times daily in the immediate area from their Decatur yard to serve the International Paper mill near Courtland. Additionally, three locals operate daily between Sheffield and Chattanooga. Norfolk Southern and CSX interchange in nearby Decatur, Alabama.

Visit the Norfolk Southern web site.


The Tennessee River
Maintained by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the Tennessee River features a series of locks and dams to maintain a nine foot channel depth. The river provides access to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, connecting Lawrence County with the Port of Mobile and other major ports through the southeast, central and eastern regions of the United States. Nearby ports located on the Tennessee River include the Port of Decatur, one of the busiest ports on the Tennessee River.

Visit the TVA web site.

Visit the Tennessee Tombigbee web site.

Visit the Port of Decatur web site.

For more information about the Port of Mobile, visit the Alabama State Port Authority web site.

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"Lawrence County stands at the threshold of innovation—with scientific advancements and research being conducted at our fine private and public entities, our great State continues to open doors to discovery. Alabama is well poised to deliver scientific and economic benefits well into the next century."

12001 Alabama Highway 157
Moulton, AL 35650
(256) 974-2899

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