Ashport, Tennessee, USA
Ashport, Tennessee, is a town in Lauderdale County (founded in 1835). The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.
The largest community near Ashport is Memphis. It is located about 74 km to the south of Ashport. The next largest community is Jonesboro. It is located about 80 km to the west of Ashport.
Mississippi cruises are often split into Lower Mississippi which is south from St Louis and Upper Mississippi which is north from St Louis. These cruises are generally on Paddle Steamers. Cruises also make use of the Mississippi’s main tributaries including the Ohio, Tennessee and Arkansas rivers.
Cruise types: The vessels used range from Mississippi Paddle Steamers, to small ships and to river boats. The destination and the rivers drive the ship type as often as not.
Cruise season: Seasons vary by river. Lower Mississippi cruises operate year round, while cruises on the Coastal Waterway, the St Lawrence and the Columbia don’t operate in the winter and their schedules may be set to enjoy Fall Colours or historical events.
Main ports: Mississippi – New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga
Weather: The weather varies according to the region, river and season. Fall cruises to view the autumn colours will be cooler while summer cruises on the lower Mississippi will be warm to hot.
Time Zone: Ashport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Ashport: (731)
Currency: American Dollar