Mala Burns - Executive Director

Office  (601) 267-7161
Cell      (601) 507-7895

[email protected]

103 Pearl Street
Post Office Box 209
Carthage, MS 39051

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Highways, Interstates & Roadways

Leake County is served by three (3) major Mississippi Highways that connect to Interstates. 

35 HIGHWAY - is a major truck route connecting I-20 and I-55 which allows freight lines to avoid the Metro-Jackson area traffic
                           and connecting Leake County to Kosciusko and Forest.

25 HIGHWAY - bisects Leake County connecting Leake County to Jackson, Starkville-Columbus and North East Mississippi.

16 HIGHWAY - is the major east-west corridor through Leake County connecting Leake County with Canton and I-55 and
                           Philadelphia-Choctaw Mississippi.

Connecting to Interstate 20 is a 40 mile drive south to Forest, MS. 
Connect to interstate 55 is also 40 miles west to Canton, MS.

Airports

CARTHAGE-LEAKE COUNTY AIRPORT 

Serving Leake County's local air needs is the Carthage-Leake County Airport.  The field has a runway of 3,000 feet and is adjacent to the industrial park.

OTHER AREA AIRPORTS
                      
                    JACKSON-MEDGAR WILEY EVERS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JAN)  (55 miles)   

                   MERIDIAN REGIONAL AIRPORT (MEI) (75 miles)

                   GOLDEN TRIANGLE REGIONAL AIRPORT (GTR)  (93 miles)      

Railroads

Leake County does not have rail service but, rail service can be accessed thru Canadian National & Kansas City Southern's intermodal facility located 57 miles to the southwest.  For specific information on the intermodal facilities visit these links:


AN OVERVIEW OF THE RAIL SYSTEM IN MISSISSIPPI.

Ports

Mississippi is surrounded by three navigable waterways:  The Mississippi River to the west, Tennessee-Tombigbee to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.  For informaiton on a port visit these links: