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.’


Original Rockhousers to perform during songwriter event

BROWNSVILLE TN (February 4, 2020): Before he was Conway Twitty, he was Harold Jenkins and The Rockhousers. Two original members of the “Rockhousers” will perform Saturday, February 8, during the Tennessee Songwriters Week event at the Delta Heritage Center. Jimmy ‘Luke’ Paulman and Billy Weir will serve as judges for the event before performing a […]

Brownsville Planning Commisson Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, 111 North Washington Avenue, Brownsville, TN. This meeting is open to the public.

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 […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

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
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    Kaboom Community Park Project

    Brownsville Virtual Tour