Brownsville is a city on the move.

Located in the heart of West Tennessee along Interstate 40, this rural town of just over 10,000 has a rich cultural heritage, a proud educational system and an enthusiastic outlook for the future that position our city to be a leader in the region for years to come.

In the past 12 months, Brownsville has been named a national Main Street Community—one of just 28 in the state of Tennessee—and awarded two new National Historic Districts.

Thanks to the industrial development of the state supported Memphis Regional Megasite, the unique ecology of the federally supported Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, and the high quality of life supported by our citizens, Brownsville is proud to say that we truly are ‘A Good Place to Live.’


Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission will meet on October 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Brownsville City Hall, 111 North Washington Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012. This meeting is open to the public.

2019 Christmas Parade

December 7th @ 6:00PM – Downtown Brownsville Entry forms are available at Brownsville City Hall and in the link below. No entry will be accepted after Friday, November 22, 2019. No human Santa Claus allowed. No horses allowed. Candy must be passed out by hand along the parade route, not thrown. Check in at Mid-South […]

Hatchie Fall Fest announces October 19 music line-up

Hatchie Fall Fest will celebrate 16 years when the festival opens Saturday, October 19, in downtown Brownsville, Tenn . Festivalgoers from all over the Mid-South will gather on the historic court square beginning at 10 a.m.. The family-friendly celebration includes kid’s games and activities, contests, live music, arts and crafts and lots of food. “We […]

Quick Facts

Two NBA Players Were Born Here
Five Hundred Species of Animals Live in Hatchie NWR
Average Property Value is Eighty-Nine Thousand Dollars
More than Ten Thousand People Live in Brownsville
Home of 2015 TN AA Boys' Basketball Champion Haywood Tomcats


Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

One of the county’s greatest natural resources and sources of pride is the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. This nearly 10,000 acres of land surrounding the Hatchie River supports over 100 species of fish, 35 species of mussels and 250 species of birds. The Hatchie River is the longest unchannelized river remaining in the Lower Mississippi […]

Visit Brownsville

VisitBrownsvilleTN.org is where you can explore Brownsville in a series of photo galleries, event calendars, attractions and accommodations. You can delve into the rich musical heritage of Brownsville and find out about the many outdoor and recreational opportunities in our area.

Haywood County Museum and College Hill

The Haywood County Museum, formerly Haywood High School and before that the Brownsville Baptist Female College, houses not only historical treasures of the community, but the Haywood County Sports Museum and a valuable and unique Lincoln collection. It is located in the city’s historic district at the College Hill Complex. Members of the Brownsville-Haywood County […]



For questions about Brownsville or to speak to someone at City Hall, please contact us at:

  • 111 North Washington Avenue, TN 38012
  • 1-731-772-1212
  • [email protected]
  • www.brownsvilletn.gov
  • Gov. Bill Haslam appears at a bill signing ceremony in Brownsville for the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act.

    Kaboom Community Park Project