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Hear the sounds of our region, breathe in the smoke of BBQ wafting in the air, follow the river and find the heart of Brownsville’s heritage. You’ll find we are “Simply the Best! ”

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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.

Mayor William D.Rawls, Jr.

Mayor William D. Rawls, Jr. is devoted to improving the overall quality of life for every man, woman and child, residing in Brownsville, Tn. His passion to provide solutions to various issues facing today’s society can be seen, as well as felt, through the many opportunities that have been afforded to this city through his leadership.

Mayor Rawls is a proud 1989 graduate of Morehouse College and the 2015-2016 Delta Regional Leadership Institute Executive Academy; a graduate of The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership Institute for Public Service; completed the Authentic Leadership: Delta Leadership Institute with Harvard Kennedy School. He currently serves as chairman of the United Way Board of Directors, past President of West Tn. Mayors Association, and the Leadership TN. Class V. , Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian, Master of Arts from the school of Leadership & Public Service of Lipscomb University. In 2023, he was appointed to the Tn Veterans Home Board of directors by Governor Bill Lee.

Tina Turner Project

“We want to be sure that we continue to honor the legacy of Tina Turner in a monumental way,” said Brownsville Mayor William Rawls. “Being her hometown, saving her childhood school and now to be able to erect a statue across the street from where she attended high school and played basketball is just another way for us to do our part to keep her legacy alive and tell more of her story.”

Mayor Rawls first announced his intentions of erecting a statue shortly after Tina’s death last May. It’s taken almost a year to find the artist he believes can capture the essence of the “Queen of Rock.” That artist is Sculptor Fred Ajanogha, also known as Ajano, an Atlanta, GA, resident whose works have been showcased all over the world including the 1996 Olympics, Southern University Museum of Art, Tubman Museum and in Nigeria and Ghana. A large portion of Ajano’s public art pieces can be found in and around Atlanta.

Bicentennial Celebration

“Bicentennial Celebration: Honoring Brownsville’s Rich History and Bright Future”

Celebrating a Bicentennial year holds immense significance for Brownsville, Tennessee as it marks 200 years of rich history, vibrant culture, and a resilient community. This milestone allows us to reflect on our city’s journey, paying homage to the pioneers and visionaries who shaped Brownsville into the thriving and inclusive community it is today. It is an opportunity to honor our heritage, celebrate our achievements, and look forward to a promising future filled with continued growth and prosperity.

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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.’

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