Meridian Regional Airport is 35 miles from DeKalb. Meridian Regional Airport (MEI) is proud to offer commercial airline service for flyers in the East Mississippi and West Alabama area.
Jackson-Evers International Airport is a little more than a one-hour drive from Kemper County. It provides nonstop service to nine cities including Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Baltimore-Washington DC, and Atlanta.
Kemper County is approximately 50 miles from the Aliceville River Terminal, Bevill-Hook Port (Aliceville, AL), and the Crossroads of America Port (Boligee, AL) on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
The deepwater ports of Gulfport, MS and Mobile, AL are about 3.5 hours from Kemper County.
Kansas City Southern Railroad serves the county with a rail line that runs parallel to Highway 45 with stations in Scooba, Electric Mills, Sucarnochee, Porterville, and Wahalak.
Highway 45 runs north-south through the eastern portion of Kemper County, passing directly through the town of Scooba. This highway is four-lane in the state of Mississippi. The highway runs from Lake Superior to the Gulf of Mexico.
Interstate 20/59 is only 30 minutes from much of Kemper County. I-20 connects Dallas, TX to Atlanta, Ga and runs east-west. I-59 runs north-south, connecting New Orleans, LA, with Chattanooga, TN.
State Highways MS-16 and MS-39 run through the middle of the county, providing access to Meridian, Philadelphia, and beyond. Both highways are two-lane.