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Clay County is located in east Alabama and centrally located in the greater southeast region. The county is a short distance from Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta, and Columbus, and two international airports.


  • AL-9, AL-77, AL-49, AL-148
  • US 431 (15 miles to Wedowee)
  • I-20 via AL-9 (26.2 miles)
  • I-20 via US 431 (26.5 miles)
  • I-20 via AL-77 (35 miles)
  • US 280 (30 miles)
  • I-459 (66 miles)
  • I-85


Clay County offers CSX rail service, a leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America. There are also Norfolk Southern intermodal centers located in nearby Birmingham, AL and Austell, GA (near Atlanta).

View the CSX system map.

Ports & Waterways

Port facilities are available at the Alabama State Port located in Mobile, AL (246 miles from Ashland, AL), the Savannah, GA Port (353 miles from Ashland, AL) and the Brunswick, GA Port (378 miles from Ashland, AL).

International Airports

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

(1 hour 50 minutes, 77 miles away)
Clay County is under a two-hour drive away from the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

(1 hour 17 minutes, 74 miles away)
Clay County is a short distance away from the state’s largest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama.

Regional & Local Airports

Columbus Metropolitan Airport

(1 hour 45 minutes, 91 miles)

Montgomery Regional Airport

(1 hour 37 minutes, 86 miles)

Ashland Lineville 26A

(In city limits)