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Overview

Introduction to Brownville, Tennessee

Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood county, is 25 miles W of Jackson, Tennessee and 54 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Brownsville History

Brownsville is the county seat of Haywood County. The city is named in honor of Jacob Jennings Brown, who was an officer serving at the time of The War of 1812. It was established in 1824. The city was hit by an F2 tornado in 2006, which heavily damaged the Hickory Mills Subdivision. The Temple Adas Israel, which was built in 1882, is said to be Tennessee’s oldest synagogue.

Brownsville and nearby Attractions

  • Alex Haley Home and Museum
  • Pink Palace Museum
  • African Roots Museum
  • Fort Pillow State Park
  • Haywood County Museum
  • Big Hill Pond State Park

Things To Do In Brownsville

While in Brownsville, one can visit parks and gardens like the Rose Garden, the Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge and the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. The Elma Ross Public Library offers a wide variety of reading materials. The Alex Haley Home and Museum, the Haywood County Museum and the Pink Palace Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Local churches include Saint Johns Roman Catholic Church, the First Baptist Church of Brownsville and the First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville. The city also hosts the Fall Fest every October.

Brownsville Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Brownsville Higher Education

Nearby institutions of higher educational include Union University, the University of Memphis and Jackson State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,938
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+4,036
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married34%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,173
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,441

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,952
% Above Poverty Level73.1%
% Below Poverty Level26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$582
Median House Value$94,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.3%
English4.7%
Irish4%
African3.3%
German2.4%
French Except Basque0.8%
Scottish0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.4%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Italian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Brownsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Haywood County
Standard Zip Codes38012
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.59
Approximate Longitude-89.25

Brownsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBROWNSVILLE
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp49 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationRIPLEY
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip52.4 inches
StationJACKSON MCKELLAR-SPES AP
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamo2,601$54,120
Bells2,737$46,429
Henning866$28,194
Ripley8,249$31,321
Stanton434$23,864

Brownsville Public Libraries

Elma Ross Public Library
1011 E. MAIN STREET
Brownsville, Tennessee
(731) 772-9534

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Brownsville Hospitals

Haywood Park Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
2545 North Washington Avenue
(731) 772-4110

Brownsville Public Schools

Anderson Early Childhood
620 West Main
ZIP: 38012
(731) 772-9053
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
East Side Elementary
1315 East Jefferson
ZIP: 38012
(731) 772-1233
Middle
Total Enrollment 434
Haywood Elementary
313 N Grand Av
ZIP: 38012
(731) 772-0732
Primary
Total Enrollment 731
Haywood High School
1175 E College
ZIP: 38012
(731) 772-1845
High
Total Enrollment 899
Haywood Middle School
1201 Haralson
ZIP: 38037
(731) 772-3265
Middle
Total Enrollment 745
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