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.’


Public Warning

By now you are aware that TN Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order Nos. 17, 21, and 22 have issued pursuant to emergency authority under Tenn. Code Ann. § 58-2-107 to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These Orders have the force of law and are in effect until 11:59 p.m. om Tuesday, April 14, […]

Small Business Teleconference

Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls will host a teleconference for small business owners on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The subject of the conference is “Coronavirus: Managing the Impact on Non-Essential Businesses/Services. The dial-in number is 425-436-6320, access code is 124224.

Conference Calls for Pastors and Faith-Based Leaders

Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls will host a pair of conference calls for Pastors and Faith-based Leaders on Thursday, April 2 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 am. The topic will be “Local Churches Response to COVID-19 Statewide Restrictions.” The dial-in number is 425-436-6320 and the access code is 124224.

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


Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

One of the county’s greatest natural resources and sources of pride is the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. This nearly 10,000 acres of land surrounding the Hatchie River supports over 100 species of fish, 35 species of mussels and 250 species of birds. The Hatchie River is the longest unchannelized river remaining in the Lower Mississippi […]

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 […]

Delta Heritage Center looks back at 2015

BROWNSVILLE TN (FEBRUARY 14, 2016): Over 27,000 guests walked through the doors of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in 2015. This is a 19.4 % increase over 2014. International travelers stopping at the Center increased by 37% including the number of visitors from Japan and China, which moved into the top 10 countries for […]



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