U.S. Highways 64, 231, and 431 pass through Fayetteville. Interstate I-65 is 16 miles west of Fayetteville, and I-24 is 45 miles northeast of Fayetteville, via the recently widened four-lane U.S. Highway 64.  Tennessee's transportation and infrastructure ranks among the best in the nation.

Common Carriers

Fayetteville is on the route of nine motor freight companies, many which have terminals in Fayetteville. In addition, Fayetteville is served by all overnight delivery services, such as UPS, Federal Express, etc.


For commercial aviation, Fayetteville is served by two international airports.  Huntsville International Airport is 42 miles south of Fayetteville and the Nashville International Airport is located 85 miles north of Fayetteville.  For general aviation, recently expanded Fayetteville Municipal Airport has a 5,900-ft by the 100-ft runway, multiple instrument approaches, PAPI and ODAL approach lighting systems, and a full-service FBO.  Fayetteville Aviation Inc. can accommodate all corporate and charter aircraft, provide major piston and turbine service, freight handling, computerized weather and IFR clearance delivery RCO to the Huntsville Tower. 

Port Facilities

Fayetteville is located approximately 60 miles from the Port of Decatur in Decatur, Alabama and is within two hours of inland ports operated by the Alabama State Port Authority. The Port of Huntsville, an intermodal center, is located approximately 42 miles from Fayetteville.

Rail and Intermodal

CSX transportation has the main rail line which runs through southwestern Lincoln County, and an offloading rail spur located in Delrose. In addition, we also have access to full-service intermodal facilities (rail, motor freight, international air cargo) in Huntsville, which is served by Norfolk-Southern.


Fayetteville/Lincoln County residents and businesses enjoy some of the lowest utility rates in the nation. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provides wholesale electrical power, while East Tennessee Natural Gas is the wholesale supplier to Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU). In addition to primary electric and natural gas power, the county is served by three suppliers of fuel oil and six liquid propane providers. Water and wastewater services are provided by Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities and FPU. Utility rates can be calculated easily for any industrial application by contacting our office. For more information, visit fpu-tn.com and lincolncountybopu.com.


For land-line telephony, Fayetteville is served by AT&T and all national long-distance carriers. Lincoln County has an extensive fiber-optic network in place.  Verizon Wireless is the area’s primary mobile telephone service provider, and signal strength is good throughout Lincoln County thanks to plentiful cellular towers. In addition, at the Fayetteville campus of Motlow State Community College, a state-of-the-art videoconferencing/multimedia room allows commercial concerns to communicate with other offices, customers, or suppliers. Fayetteville also has two local internet providers with broadband internet access at up to 1.0 Mbps download bandwidth. Fayetteville also has many computer vendors from which to choose. Fayetteville Public Utilities (FPU) also operates the county’s primary cable television service, providing 72 analog channels, 41 digital channels, 32 on-demand channels, and 45 music channels.