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.’


Employment Opportunity

Site Coordinator – Family Justice Complex The Brownsville Police Department, in conjunction with Mayor William Rawls and Aldermen and other project partners involved in the strategic development of a Family Justice Center, is seeking a qualified person to a grant funded position as Site Coordinator. The potential Site Coordinator chosen will be paid by the […]

Historic Zoning Commission meeting

Notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville Historic Zoning Commission will meet on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm. at Brownsville City Hall, 111 North Washington Avenue, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012. This meeting is open to the public.

Public Notice – Brownsville Board of Mayor & Aldermen Meeting

Public notice is hereby given that a special-called meeting of the City of Brownsville Board of Mayor & Aldermen will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. To be held in the courtroom of City Hall, 111 N. Washington Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012, to consider the following items: • Ordinance 956: – […]

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


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 […]

5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest

BROWNSVILLE TN: West Tennessee Celebrates its Blues Heritage with the 5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest Honoring the music of Blues pioneers Hammie Nixon, Yank Rachell and “Sleepy” John Estes, music fans of all ages are encouraged to gather Saturday, May 27 from 10am – 10pm and Sunday, May 28 from 10am – 5pm at […]

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.



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