Wilson County’s highway network has attracted the attention of the industrial and service sectors which fill the needs of its growing community. The county offers direct east and west service through Interstate 40, which connects Memphis to the west and Knoxville to the east. Seven existing interchanges provide access to Interstate 40. State Route 840 connects I-40 to I-24, I-65 and I-40.
Wilson County is within 650 miles of 50% of the United States population. Its central location is also within one day trucking distance to 75% of the United States markets. It sits at the heart of the Nashville Tennessee transportation service area.
Located on Interstate 40, Wilson County sits just east of Nashville, Tennessee, whose metropolitan area was recently named “Hottest City” for business expansion and relocation by Expansion Management Magazine. Wilson County is located only minutes from the Nashville International Airport. The Lebanon Municipal Airport also provides corporate and general aviation services to the community and its corporate members.
Mt. Juliet has been Wilson County’s fastest growing community. Mt. Juliet is booming with retail and office development with the recent addition of The Paddocks anchored by Wal-Mart & Lowe’s. The two other major cities in Wilson County are Lebanon, which is its largest city and county seat, and Watertown, which is the community’s center of cultural events and rural uniqueness. Residents can choose from rural or suburban lifestyles thanks to its quality of life and through its excellent road network. Residents of the Wilson County community are connected through eight existing interstate interchanges.
Wilson County also provides rail service for industrial customers through the Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority. Rail service for commuters began operations in 2006 aboard the Music City Star.