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Brownsville is a great place to live. The city is surrounded by and full of a unique cultural heritage that blends the laid-back, down home style of the South with a musical heritage that packs a punch far greater than the size of the town.

Combined with one of the last remaining pristine, natural habitats left in America and an incredible knack for bar-b-que, a visit to Brownsville is tough to beat.

A Musical Legacy

Home to the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the West TN Delta Heritage Center chronicles the extraordinary impact of Brownsville on American Music.

From blues legends like Sleepy John Estes to songwriters like Alex Harvey, rockers like Fuel and Tina Turner herself, the Delta Heritage Center is a can’t-miss destination for music buffs traveling through Tennessee.

Historic Brownsville

Brownsville has been a significant place in West Tennessee history since it was first founded by General Jacob Jennings Brown in 1812. Home to three National Historic Districts and four locations on the National Register of Historic Places, much of the town’s nineteenth century architecture remains.

Dunbar-Carver Museum

Brownsville’s Dunbar-Carver Museum, located at 709 East Jefferson Street, chronicles the rich African American heritage of the town. The Dunbar-Carver Museum is the centerpiece of the town’s proposed Jefferson Street Historic District that is currently under review by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The Dunbar-Carver Museum tells the story of African American life in Haywood County TN through portrayal of events associated with the one hundred plus year existence of the Dunbar-Haywood County Training-Carver High School in Brownsville.

The Mindfield

Billy Tripp’s Mindfield is a legendary piece of Americana located in the heart of downtown Brownsville. The Mindfield is Tripp’s legacy.

Since 1989, he has single handedly hammered, welded and hoisted the living artwork together in honor of his late parents. The Mindfield is awe inspiring to some, puzzling to others and is sure to leave an impression on anyone traveling down Brownsville’s West Main Street.

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