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.’


Amended Public Notice

Please take notice that the Board of Commissioners of Haywood County Utility District will have a regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 2019, in the Conference Room of the Haywood County Mayor located in the Haywood County Courthouse, 1 North Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012. All members of the public are invited to […]

Memphis Regional Megasite Meeting

February 27, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m. Southwest Tennessee Development District 102 E. College Street Jackson, TN 38301 AGENDA: I. Opening & Welcome – Dr. Lana Hamilton II. Recognition of Guests and new Megasite Authority Members – Mayor Livingston, Eric Miller, Memphis Chamber III. Approval of Minutes IV. Election of Chairman for Memphis Regional Megasite Authority […]

City of Brownsville, TN Works with NLC to Create City-Wide Early Learning Community

As part of a national effort to build an Early Learning Nation that prioritizes programs and policies to improve outcomes for young children, Brownsville joins the National League of Cities’ City Leadership for Building and Early Learning Nation eight-city technical assistance cohort. “Raising awareness for Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs is near to my heart. […]

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 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 […]

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.



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