Center, Texas is located in an excellent position relative to the Nation's transportation infrastructure.

Highway Access

Map of highway access locations in Center, Texas

Over 32 million Americans live within an 8 hour drive of Center, Texas.

The major markets of Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texarkana and Shreveport are all within a 150 mile radius; each one can be accessed in about a 3 hour drive.  The light blue area of the map represents a 150 mile radius while the pink area is a 400 mile radius.  Major markets in this area are San Antonio, Austin, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and New Orleans.

US 59, a 4 lane major highway and the future I-69 corridor, runs through Shelby County and can be accessed 15 miles north of Center.  Interstate 49 can be accessed about 40 miles to the east of Center.

Dallas Market - US 59 to I-20
Houston Market - SH 7 to US 59
Shreveport Market - SH 7 to LA 5

Airport Access

Map of airport access from Center, Texas

Center Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport with a 5,501 foot runway.  There are a number of commercial air options available

East Texas Regional - 60 miles
Shreveport Regional - 60 miles
Tyler Pounds Field - 70 miles
Texarkana Regional - 100 miles
Houston Bush Intercontinental - 150 miles
D/FW International - 150 miles

Port Access

Map of port access points from Center, Texas

While there are numerous minor ports in Louisiana, the closest location with port access is Shreveport about 60 miles east of Center.  Other major ports within 150 miles are the Port of Houston, the Port of Beaumont, Port of Port Arthur, and Port of Lake Charles.


Rail Access

Two Class I railroads travel through Shelby County.  The BNSF Line runs north-south through Center and a Union Pacific Line runs east-west north of the City.  The two lines intersect in Tenaha, Texas