Infrastructure & Logistics

Utilities I Landfill I Highways I Rail I Transportation I Air I Water

Utilities Services

(supplied by Tennessee Valley Authority)


Distributed by:
Scottsboro Electric Power Board
404 E. Willow St.
P.O. Box 550
Scottsboro, AL 35768

East of Tennessee River:

Distributed by:
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
402 Main St., W.
P.O. Box 277
Rainsville, AL 35986

West of Tennessee River (except Scottsboro):

Distributed by:
North Alabama Electric Cooperative
41103 U. S. Hwy 72
P.O. Box 628 
Stevenson, AL 35772

Water & Sewer


Distributed by:
Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas Board
404 E. Willow Street
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Supply:      Tennessee River
Capacity:   8,000,000 GPD
Demand:    4,200,000 GPD
Storage:     8,000,000 gallons

Treatment:   Secondary
Capacity:     5,000,000 GPD
Demand:      4,100,000 GPD


Distributed by:
Stevenson Utilities Board
42274 US Hwy 72 
Stevenson, AL 35772

Supply:      Wells & Springs
Capacity:   850,000 GPD
Demand:    450,000 GPD
Storage:     700,000 gallons

Treatment:   Secondary
Capacity:     750,000 GPD
Demand:      380,000 GPD


Distributed by:
Bridgeport Utilities
P.O. Box 36
Bridgeport, AL 35740


Supply:     Springs & Tennessee River
Capacity:   4,000,000 GPD
Demand:   1,700,000 GPD
Storage:    2,590,000 gallons


Treatment:  Secondary
Capacity:    2,000,000 GPD
Demand:     500,000 GPD

Natural Gas

Natural gas is distributed by the Scottsboro Gas Board, Bridgeport Gas Board, Stevenson Utilities Board and the Dekalb-Cherokee Gas System. Scottsboro and Dekalb-Cherokee are supplied by Southern Natural Gas, Inc. Bridgeport and Stevenson (via Bridgeport) are supplied by East Tennessee Gas System. 


The City of Scottsboro owns and operates their own landfill. This site is about 156 acres in total area located in Jackson County near Martintown Community. The landfill operates under a permit in full compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations to dispose of inert and sanitary waste. Sufficient space is available to handle future waste loads for the next 60-65 years with normal growth and increased waste loads from the expanded service area. 

Inert Waste: $29.64 per ton
Sanitary Waste: $38.45 per ton

Pick-up at site provided:
40 yard roll-off: $256.25 per disposal/$82.00 rental
20 yard roll-off: $153.75 per disposal/$41.00 rental
Roll-Off Deposit: $250.00

Residents of the county are serviced by The Jackson County Solid Waste Authority which is owned by the county. All waste collected by the county is disposed of in the city landfill. The city also has a curbside recycling program and drop-off points for those who live outside the city limits. 


4-lane US Highway 72 runs through Jackson County between Huntsville, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Highway Traffic Counts

Jackson County is within an hour's drive to five major interstates:

  • I-565

  • I-65

  • I-24

  • I-59

  • I-75


Jackson County is served by three railroads:
Route: Chattanooga - Nashville
Stops: Stevenson - Bridgeport

Norfolk Southern
Route: Chattanooga - Huntsville - Memphis
Stops: Bridgeport - Scottsboro - Stevenson - Woodville - Hollywood - Paint Rock

Sequatchie Valley Railroad
Route: Dunlap, TN - Bridgeport, AL
Stops: Dunlap, Jasper and Kimball, TN; Bridgeport, AL

Ground Transportation

There are over 30 motor freight carrier companies licensed to serve the needs of Jackson County businesses. Many other carriers are based and/or operate terminals in Chattanooga and Huntsville, both within an hour's drive.

The following have local terminals:

C.T. Transportation

The Mason-Dixon Lines

Meteor Express

Storey Trucking

Public Ground Transportation

Persons/Local:  Vans for senior citizens and others are provided by the Rural Health Agency and Area Council on Aging.
Persons/Non-Local:  Bus service is provided by Continental Trailways.
Packages/Non-Local:  United Parcel Service and Federal Express provide daily package pick-up and delivery to nationwide destinations.  Local Post Offices in each community also provide express mail service.

Air Transportation

Local:  General Aviation facilities for private aircraft

Scottsboro (Municipal) - 5,250 ft. lighted runway

Stevenson-Bridgeport (Municipal) - 4,100 ft. lighted runway

Area/Regional: Commercial Aircraft Facilities

Huntsville - 10,000-ft. and 12,600-ft. runways; More than 80 flights daily
Served by American Airlines, Delta Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines

Chattanooga - 7,400-ft. and 5,000-ft. runway; 22 flights daily
Served by American Eagle, Delta Airlines, US Airways, and Allegiant

Birmingham - 10,000 ft. and 7,200 ft. runways; 70 flights
Served by American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, and US Airways/America West

Nashville - 2.5-hour drive from Jackson County.

Atlanta - 3-hour drive from Jackson County.

* The International Intermodal Center, located in the Port of Huntsville Global Logistics Park, provides a single hub location specializing in receiving, transferring, storing, and distributing international and domestic cargo via air, rail, and highway.The airport and intermodal center are designated as a U.S. Customs foreign trade zone (port of entry).

Water Transportation

The navigable Tennessee River traverses Jackson County in a southwesterly direction.

A 9-ft. channel depth for economical shipments

Both public and private use barge terminals are available for loading and off-loading timber, steel, coal, iron ore and other bulk products.

The Alabama State Port Authority has licensed inland ports in Bridgeport and nearby Huntsville.

The Port of Nickajack is 30 miles away.

The Tennessee River is part of an interconnected waterway system which serves 21 states.

Through the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, barge shipments reach the Port of Mobile in approximately 4 and a half days.