Summary of assests including airports, river ports, etc. for Benton County, TN



  • Benton County Airport (Runway: 5,000 ft – Fuel)
  • McKellar Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, TN….40 miles from Benton County (Interstate 40)
  • Memphis International Airport in Memphis, TN….112 miles from Benton County (Interstate 40)
  • Nashville International Airport….80 miles from Benton Co. (Interstate 40)


River Ports

  • Hickman-Fulton County (KY) Riverport…65 miles from Benton County
  • Port of Memphis…120 miles from Benton County (Interstate 40)
  • Port of Cates landing (approved-to be constructed)…80 miles from Benton County


Major highways

  • Interstate-40
  • US Hwy 641 (N/S)
  • US Hwy 70 (E/W)
  • State Hwy 191, 192, & 147


Rail services

  • CSX Railroad serves Benton County (E/W)


Public School systems

  • Camden Elementary (Pre K – 2)
  • Briarwood Middle School (3-5)
  • Camden Jr. High School (6-7)
  • Camden Central High School (9-12)
  • Holladay School (Pre K-8)
  • Big Sandy School (Pre K – 12)


Private Schools

  • Camden Christian Academy
  • Fellowship Christian Academy


Vocational-technical schools and training centers

  • Benton County Career and Technical Center (Camden Central High)
  • Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Training Center
  • Tennessee Technology Center Campus in Paris
  • Tennessee Technology Center Campus in Huntingdon
  • Tennessee Technology Center Jackson (main) campus only 50 minutes from Benton County


Public Colleges and Community Colleges

  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • DSCC Dyersburg (main) campus….70 miles from Benton County
  • DSCC Jackson State Community College….40 miles from Benton County
  • University of Tennessee at Martin….45 miles from Benton County
  • Nashville State University campus in Huntingdon…20 miles from Benton County


Private Colleges

  • Bethel University….25 miles from Benton County
  • Lane College….40 miles from Benton County
  • Union University….40 miles from Benton County



  • Apex Bank - Camden (4 branches in Benton Co.)….Assets….$144,271,000
  • First Bank (2 branches in Benton Co.)….Assets………   $1,195,257,000
  • Regions Bank (1 branch in Benton Co.)…Assets………. $81,820,601,000
  • Carroll Bank & Trust (1 branch)….Assets……………….$247,130,000
  • Johnsonville TVA Credit Union (1 branch)....Assets…....$61,000,000