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.’


Delta Heritage Center invites you to “Be a Patron” during Museum Store Sunday

BROWNSVILLE, TN (NOVEMBER 15, 2018) – On Sunday, November 25, 2018, for the second year in a row, more than 700 Museum Stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 10 countries, and three continents are offering inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions. The museum store at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage […]

Shields brothers named Grand Marshals of Christmas Parade

BROWNSVILLE TN (Tuesday, November 13, 2018): The Brownsville Haywood County Rescue Squad has named Patrick (above, left) and Gregory (above, right) Shields as Grand Marshals of this year’s Christmas Parade. The individuals are chosen for their unwavering support and contributions to the community including their heroic actions during the evening of October 5, 2019, at […]

Unity Breakfast

Mayor Bill Rawls requests your attendance at the Unity Breakfast on Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 AM to be held downstairs at the Chamber of Commerce, 121 West Main St. in Brownsville. The Annual Christmas Basket Fundraiser will be the topic of discussion. To RSVP contact City Hall at 731-772-1212.

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 presents Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n Roll

BROWNSVILLE TN (JULY 2, 2015): As part of Brownsville’s city-wide Summer Jamz Music Festival, the Delta Heritage Center will present an expanded Concert on the Porch Saturday, July 18. The event will include a motorcycle rally and live “Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n Roll” music from the porch of the Sleepy John Estes home. Festivities […]

Haywood County Agriculture

Brownsville-Haywood County has a deep, rich southern heritage in architecture, agriculture and the arts. A simple drive through the city and county will pique the interest of any early-American history buff, as he or she sees the homes, buildings and churches, many of which date back to the early 19th century. The county’s economy has […]

Poets and storytellers share during Open Mic Monday

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center will host its monthly Open Mic Monday March 20, 2017. Open Mic gives the community an opportunity to share original works or recite pieces by favorite authors and poets. The event begins at 6 p.m., and coincides with World Poetry Day that will be recognized on March 21. “Poetry […]



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