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.’


Rare Stax photos exhibited in “Portraits of Soul”

BROWNSVILLE TN (January 19, 2019): Image is used to sell everything – and in the 1960s it sold Soul. Memphis’ own Stax Records used vivid imagery to sell its artists and music to the world. At the center of this effort was Allied Photographic Illustrators (API). Thirty rare images from the API archives are now […]

Acoustic jam celebrates Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes

BROWNSVILLE TN (January 16, 2019): The sixth annual Sleepy John’s Country Blues Jam will be held Saturday, January 26, 1 – 4 p.m., at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tenn. The free event recognizes the birthday and legacy of Brownsville Blues pioneer “Sleepy” John Adam Estes. This year’s event will feature a special Country […]

NOTICE OF MEETING -Updated with Agenda

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 North Washington Avenue. 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting 12/11/2018 5. Race Permit Request: Next Steps Homeless […]

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


Delta Heritage Center looks back at 2015

BROWNSVILLE TN (FEBRUARY 14, 2016): Over 27,000 guests walked through the doors of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in 2015. This is a 19.4 % increase over 2014. International travelers stopping at the Center increased by 37% including the number of visitors from Japan and China, which moved into the top 10 countries for […]

The Mindfield

The Mindfield – This multi-faceted, multi-dimensional monument of art, that is located in downtown Brownsville, is a work in progress by local artist Billy Tripp.

Delta Heritage Center adds award-winning display to Cotton Museum

BROWNSVILLE TN (April 19, 2018): You are invited to take a glimpse into the “Small World of Cotton” when Chester County native, Darryl Cox, brings his scratch-built cotton gin display and implements to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (WTDHC). A reception honoring Cox will take place from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, April 28, when attendees […]



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