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Location & Access

Wythe County in Virginia is a Mid-Atlantic transportation hub with world-class infrastructure and transportation solutions.

Wythe County, Virginia, is strategically located at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 77, providing direct access to the eastern half of the United States. Many major markets are easily accessible from this Mid-Atlantic transportation hub. In fact, within a day’s drive, you can be in New York, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Nashville, and reach half of the country’s population.

A nexus of world-class infrastructure, transportation solutions, a capable workforce, and supportive partners in economic development in state and local government exists in Wythe County.

Contact us for more information on how our location can benefit your organization.

Proximity To Markets

43% of the U.S. population is less than a one-day drive.

City Miles Kilometers
Roanoke, VA 70 113
Greensboro, NC 100 161
Charleston, WV 132 212
Charlotte, NC 140 225
Raleigh-Durham, NC 160 257
Knoxville, TN 182 293
Greenville, SC 230 370
Richmond, VA 255 410
Columbia, SC 264 425
Nashville, TN 276 444
Washington, DC 301 484
Norfolk, VA 319 513
Pittsburgh, PA 345 555
Atlanta, GA 350 563
Baltimore, MD 350 563
Columbus, OH 368 592
Cincinnati, OH 370 595
Cleveland, OH 375 604
Louisville, KY 383 616
Savannah, GA 383 616
Indianapolis, IN 440 708
Philadelphia, PA 442 711
Birmingham, AL 473 761
Detroit, MI 487 784
Jacksonville, FL 540 869
St. Louis, MO 540 869
New York, NY 544 875
Memphis, TN 562 904
Chicago, IL 588 946
Boston, MA 744 1197

“We started the company here and continue to grow because of our dedicated workforce, convenient location, and doing business the right way. Musser Lumber Company, Inc. is grateful for the support of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Wythe County, and the Joint Industrial Development Authority.”

Ed Musser, Vice President of Musser Lumber Company


Interstates 81 and 77 converge here and carry approximately 60-70,000 cars per day. These major routes connect the coastal south and greater southeast to the entire northeast and near-midwest. Connection between cities like Detroit and Charleston, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, and Charlotte and Cleveland means you’ll pass through Wythe County.

In fact, we’re located halfway between the Canadian border and Florida as well as between many industrial centers and Eastern ports in Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston, and Philadelphia.

A robust service system exists for the travelling and transporting public in our area and competitive fuel prices add to the convenience.

Rail Service

Norfolk Southern’s main line (Crescent Corridor) runs adjacent to Progress Park and through Wythe County. Several industries in our area use rail extensively, including Amcor Rigid Plastics, PepsiCo, and others. Double-stacked and intermodal cars are numerous that pass through this area.

Rail-served sites are available in Wythe County, including the premier large industrial acreage known as Lot 24 in Progress Park. In fact, an embankment to Lot 24 is in place for spur rail service and Wythe County will work with an industry to complete the track to the building as needs dictate.

The Heartland Corridor connects the busy Port of Virginia with Chicago and the Midwest and is the largest rail project of the past century. Our rail line connects directly with this double-stacked intermodal route and takes a day off the transit time between the East Coast and the Midwest. This saves time and money.

Port Access

Not only is there prime access to markets through Virginia’s Highway system, we also have access to one of Virginia’s greatest assets, the Port of Virginia. Port of Virginia is part of the deepest harbor in the Eastern US, sharing it with the world’s largest naval base. Fifty-foot channels are offered as well as 30 miles of parallel class I railroads, 6 terminals, and an inland port in Front Royal, VA. The open sea is just 2.5 hours away and the next stop can be anywhere on the globe.


Three publicly-owned general aviation airports serve this area, all within a half hour’s drive. All offer modern terminal buildings and service facilities.

Mountain Empire Airport

Mountain Empire Airport (MKJ) is located in Groseclose, Virginia, just fifteen minutes from downtown Wytheville along I-81 South. The runway is 5252’ and is visible from the highway.

Twin County Airport

Twin County Airport (HLX) is located just beyond Wythe County’s southern border inside Carroll County just west of Hillsville and features a 4200’ runway.

New River Valley Airport

New River Valley (PSK) is located northeast of Wytheville in Pulaski County near Dublin. A 6201’ runway is offered as well as a US Customs presence at this ILS airport.

Commercial airports with scheduled service aren’t far and give access to numerous locations across the globe. Within two hours’ drive, you’ll find four major aviation facilities.

Roanoke/Blacksburg Regional Airport

Roanoke/Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) is an hour’s drive on I-81 north near Roanoke. Service is provided by Delta, United, US Airways, and Allegiant to markets including New York (LGA), Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Chicago (among others). Parking and access to I-81 are both convenient.

Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) is located near Blountville, Tennessee, part of the Tennessee/Virginia Tri-Cities metro area. Non-stop service is offered to the hub cities of Charlotte and Atlanta via US Airways and Delta. Allegiant offers service to St. Pete/Clearwater, FL. Only 90 miles from Wytheville.

Piedmont Triad International Airport

Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is located southeast of Wythe County between Greensboro and High Point, NC, and is less than a two hour drive. Half a dozen airlines fly non-stop to Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Washington, Newark, Philadelphia, Denver, and New York, bringing the world much closer to our doors.

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) is a two hour drive south on I-77. This international airport is served by over a dozen airlines. Flights go all over the US and North America and to a number of destinations in Europe, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

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