Why is Northeast Tennessee "America's First Frontier"?
From the birthplace of Davy Crockett, to the home and final resting place of President Andrew Johnson, to Daniel Boone's wilderness trail—some of America's most famous trailblazers are part of our rich heritage. And each community along America's First Frontier has its own unique story to tell...through special events, unique festivals and historic sites.
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Getting Here By Road
Northeast Tennessee is within a day's drive of half the U.S. population, making it an easy choice for your next vacation. So when the family asks, “Are we there yet?” answer with a confident “Any minute now.”
- Interstate access: I-81, I-26
- Primary Highway access: US 11E, 11W, 19, 19E, 19W, 23, 321, 421 and numerous State Routes.
- Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA: Providing daily commercial flights to major hubs connecting to domestic and international destinations.
- Five municipal airports strategically located in the region offer charter service for the business community.
- Bus Lines: Greyhound
Getting Here By Air
Located approximately three miles from I-81, Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport that serves as a gateway to East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and parts of Kentucky. The airport offers nonstop service to several major hubs, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay.
Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA
2525 Highway 75, P.O. Box 1055, Blountville TN 37617-1055
Phone: (423) 325-6000
Fax: (423) 325-6060
|Asheville, NC||65 miles||1 hour|
|Atlanta, GA||269 miles||4.5 hours|
|Chattanooga, TN||218 miles||3.5 hours|
|Charlotte, NC||157 miles||3.5 hours|
|Columbus, OH||445 miles||8 hours|
||440 miles||8 hours|
|Jacksonville, FL||500 miles||8.5 hours|
|Knoxville, TN||107 miles||1.5 hours|
|Lexington, KY||279 miles||4.5 hours|
|Memphis, TN||494 miles||9 hours|
|Nashville, TN||375 miles||5 hours|
|Washington, DC||410 miles||7 hours|