Haywood County Departments & Services Haywood County Highway Department

Haywood County Highway Department

Haywood County Highway Department

1306 South Dupree
Brownsville, TN 38012
Administrative Office: 731-772-9423
Shop: 731-772-9134

Hours: 7 a.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Perry Davis

Perry Davis is currently the interim Haywood County Highway Supervisor.  Mr. Davis, a life-long Haywood Countian, has been with the department for 34 years and has served as Assistant Supervisor for the past 4.5 years. His confirmation is expected at the July, 2017 County Commission meeting, and would make him the first African-American Highway Supervisor in the state of Tennessee.

The position of Highway Superitendent 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 772-7065 and someone will contact the county road department employee on call.