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Location and Transportation

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Covington County is ideally located just 63 miles south of Jackson, the state’s capital, and provides easy access to other parts of the state and nation. To the south, U.S. Highway 49 serves the city directly and leads to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Northward, U.S. Highway 49 connects with Interstate 55 in Jackson, leading to Memphis, St. Louis, and the Great Lakes Region. In addition, U.S. Highway 84 provides an interstate route to major cities east and west. State highways 35, 532, 588, 535, 589 and 590 link Covington County with the six neighboring counties.

The county also enjoys a close proximity to the Jackson International Airport and the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport.

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