Location & Transportation

  • CSX Rail
  • Intersate 85
  • RDU Airport

Vance County is advantageously located within an hour’s drive of the world–renowned Research Triangle Park, the Raleigh-Durham area and the Raleigh Durham International Airport.  The region is also noted for the three major research universities that are in close proximity to Vance County.  The county is approximately half-way between Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC on the I-85/I-95 corridor.

Our central North Carolina location provides access to over 170 million U.S. and Canadian customers within a 700 mile radius. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport being less than one-hour’s drive time away, along with the presence of the Henderson-Oxford General Aviation Airport, and Richmond International Airport is just two hours away.


Major Highways serving Henderson and Vance County are:

  • Interstate 85 (North-South) with Eight Interchanges
  • US 1 (North-South)
  • US 158 (East-West)
  • NC 39 (North South)
  • Connections to I-95 from Henderson are:
  • North on I-85 to Petersburg, VA (1 hour)
  • East to Rocky Mount, NC via NC 39 (1 hour)
  • South via Raleigh and I-40 to Benson, NC (1 hour)

Our motor freight companies (SDR, Vance, Sherman & Boddie and Eastern) are located in the area.  Truck leasing is available locally from Budget, Penske, Ryder, U-Haul and others.  More than 70 freight carriers are located within one hour’s drive from Henderson.

Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)
Henderson is less than 1 hour from the Raleigh Durham International Airport.  It is served by American Airlines, Delta, Continental, U S Airways, United, Southwest, Jet Blue, AirTran, Air Canada, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Continental Express, US Airways Express, United Express, Air Canada Express and Vision Airlines.

Henderson-Oxford Airport (HNZ)
The municipalities of Henderson and Oxford jointly own and operate a local general aviation facility. The airport has a 5,000 foot runway that is lighted, paved and has an instrumentation landing system.  Maintenance, tie down and storage are available.

Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Just two-hour’s drive time from Henderson is the Richmond (VA) International Airport which serves a fewer number of similar airlines as does RDU

CSX serves the area on a daily schedule. Switching service is available daily and piggyback service is available in Rocky Mount, NC

Henderson is approximately 3 to 3 ½ hours driving time to the N.C. ports of Wilmington and Morehead City as well as the Virginia port of Norfolk.