Because of its convenient location between US Interstate 75 and US Interstate 85, as well as its four-hour drive from the Port of Savannah, Upson County is the perfect logistics center-point for operations.
From Upson County, manufacturers have an easy time getting their goods to market or to other distribution points.
- I-85 – 45 minute drive
- I-75 – 25 minute drive
- I-20 – 1 hour drive
From these three highways, goods can be sent to half of the United States within a 1-day drive, if not sooner.
Heart of Georgia
Upson County is located between three major cities, all of which are conveniently located within a one-hour drive of Thomaston:
- Atlanta – 60 miles
- Macon – 45 miles
- Columbus – 56 miles
US Highway 19 also runs through the middle of Upson County, allowing freight traffic to move effortlessly to Florida or to Atlanta. Hwy 19 merges with I-75, just before Atlanta’s perimeter interstate 285.
Railroads, Airports, and Ports
Upson County is in a unique position to serve as a logistical center point for manufacturing and distribution. Not only is Upson County centrally located between interstates 75 and 85, it is also one hour south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and four hours west of the Port of Savannah.
Additionally, two of our industrial parks are served by Norfolk Southern Rail. Rail access can dramatically lower operational costs, both on the supply side and shipping side.
Upson County has its own regional airport adjacent to the Central Georgia Business and Technology Park, which offers a convenient means of flying in clients, prospective customers, and directors.