Introduction to Brownville, Tennessee
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.
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.