Bordered by Alabama to the East and lying in the heart of Mississippi's Pine Belt Region, Wayne County has the unique advantage of being in close proximity to numerous metropolitan areas in Mississippi (notably Jackson, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Pascagoula), Alabama (including Mobile) and Louisiana (including New Orleans).
The area is directly served by two major four-lane United States highways -- U.S. Highway 45 that runs from Mobile, Ala., to Ontonagon, Mich., connecting the Gulf of Mexico with Lake Superior, and U.S. Highway 84 from Midway, Ga., to Pagosa Springs, Colo., which is better known as the El Camino Corridor. The region is also served by four Interstate highways -- Interstate 10 along the Missississippi Gulf Coast is 105 miles away at Pascagoula, Interstate 59 is 28 miles away in Laurel, Interstate 20 is 53 miles aways in Meridian and Interstate 65 is 83 miles away in Mobile, Ala.
The county is served by Waynesboro Municipal Airport, which is located off Mississippi Highway 63 within the corporate limits of the city. The airport has a 5,000-foot landing strip, airplane storage facilties and a 24-hour credit-card operated fueling system.
Rail service is provided by Meridian Southern Railroad between the Wayne County Industrial Park and the rail hub at Meridian. Efforts are under way to explore opportunities to extend rail service -- discontinued in 1984 -- back to the coastal sea ports of Mississippi and Alabama.
Recreational opportunities abound with Maynor Creek Water Park, which offers 450 acres of rest and relaxation to residents and visitors alike -- providing a destination for fishing and camping in the beautifully preserved countryside and for meeting and retreats in the rustic cabins and buildings scattered throughout the park.
The pristine Chickasawhay River provides fishing and canoeing opportunities, thanks to a number of publicly maintained boat ramps.
Wayne County, Mississippi, is an industrial and retail hub because of its central location and wealth of human and natural resources. Our unique location provides almost unlimited possibilities, and it is our people that make them a reality. Wayne County enjoys the benefits of growth while maintaining its rich heritage of Southern hospitality and community spirit.
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