Haywood County Highway Department

1306 South Dupree
Brownsville, TN 38012
Admin Tel: 731-772-9423
Shop Tel: 731-772-9134
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Perry Davis is the Haywood County Highway Supervisor. Mr. Davis, a life-long Haywood Countian, has been with the department for more than 35 years and previously served as Assistant Supervisor for four and a half years. When he was confirmed in 2017,  he was the first African-American Highway Supervisor in the state of Tennessee.

The position of Highway Superintendent is an appointed position. The department employs 19, including Delois Baggett, office manager; Tommy McCool, shop coordinator; and Milton Sills, general foreman over field operations. Together the three represent 71 years of service.

The Haywood County Highway Department is responsible for maintaining 532 miles of roads in the county and 111 bridges. The department’s shop also provides maintenance services on other county vehicles and equipment. Its annual budget is about $3.5 million, 70 percent of which comes from state funds. The department owns over 100 pieces of equipment valued at about $1 million.

The Highway Department is governed by a five-member elected board, members of which represent two each of the county’s 10 districts. They are elected to four-year terms.

  • George Floyd, Chairman – Representing Districts 4 and 10
  • Milton Booth – Representing Districts 2 and 6
  • Chuck Lonon – Representing Districts 3 and 7
  • Morris English – Representing Districts 1 and 5
  • James Boyd – Representing Districts 8 and 9

In case of a weeknight or weekend road emergency, call Central Dispatch at 731-772-7065 and someone will contact the county road department employee on call.