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.’


Songwriting and jam session highlight birthday of Blues Pioneer Sleepy John Estes

BROWNSVILLE TN (January 13, 2020): Ever want to write a Blues song? Learn how during Sleepy John’s Country Blues Jam Saturday, January 25, at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. The free songwriting workshop and open acoustic jam recognizes the birthday and legacy of Brownsville Blues pioneer “Sleepy” John Adam Estes. The songwriting […]

Brownsville Board Of Mayor & Aldermen Meeting

Public notice is hereby given that the meeting of the City of Brownsville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 North Washington Avenue. This meeting is open to the public.

BPD Officers awarded TN Highway Safety Office West TN Beyond the Traffic Stop

Brownsville Police Department officers Eugene Wardford and Chad Wooden received the Beyond the Traffic Stop award at the Tennessee Highway Safety Office awards meeting December 10th. This recognition was for the traffic stop and subsequent arrest of Orlando Mays on October 2nd,2019 and the Guns, Drugs and illegal equipment that was also seized. We are […]

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


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 […]

Elma Ross Public Library

Preserving our past are the community’s Historical Society and the Reese Moses-Scallions Genealogy Room at the county’s Elma Ross Public Library. The Genealogy Department of the library provides thousands of piece of information annually to people who are searching for their roots. In addition, the library has an outstanding collection of books, reference materials and […]

Park of Dreams

Now officially open to the public, The Park of Dreams is a 8,000 square foot playground designed to be accessible to the special needs of children with disabilities while maintaining its main purpose to encourage the inclusion of ALL CHILDREN at playtime. The project is a result of a three year effort made by a […]



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
  • Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

    Kaboom Community Park Project

    Brownsville Virtual Tour