Transportation in Knox County Indiana
The Median Center of US Population is approximately 20 miles west of Vincennes. Because of its strategic location near the Median Center of U.S. Population and the major urban centers, markets and industries, Knox County is a prime location for development and distribution with excellent access to transportation.
Knox County is intersected by two major US Highway systems, all routes conform to Federal and State safety regulations for oversized and overweight vehicles.
- US 41 is a north-south route which runs from Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN meets 1-65, 1-24 and 1-40.
At Terre Haute, IN, US 41 intersects 1-70 and at Evansville, IN,1-64 (only 45 minutes from Vincennes).
- US 50 is an east-west route which runs from Washington, DC to Kansas City, MO
US 50 intersects 1-65 Seymour, IN and 1-64 at St Louis, Mo.
Knox County is served by 16 motor freight carriers including 5 major interstate carriers.
Knox County is served by CSX Transportation with two main lines intersecting at Vincennes, IN.
- North-South main line track from Evansville, IN to Chicago, IL.
- East-West main line track from Cincinnati, OH to St Louis, MO.
- Daily Switching service is available.
- All cities within a 400 mile radius may be reached within two days.
- Mid-American Air Center, 8 miles west of Vincennes.
- Two 5,200 feet runways.
- Charter and air taxi service available.
- Foriegn Trade Zone
- Evansville Regional Airport, 45 miles south of Vincennes.
- Full service regional airport with daily jet service and cargo handling capabilities.
Ports of Indiana–Mt. Vernon is the 7th largest inland port in the United States and serves as a major multi-modal hub for the region handling over 4 million trip tons of cargo a year.