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Welcome to Charleston ...

The city of Charleston is located in Franklin County<1> and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

The location of Charleston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Charleston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Charleston has a population of 2,467 people<4> (see below for details).

Charleston is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Charleston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Charleston is located in the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Charleston: 72933<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 2,467 people. This is a decrease of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 2,494 people (or 13.76% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Charleston represents 0.09% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 106th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,494 people, the population of Charleston decreased 15.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,965 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Charleston.

Communities Also Named Charleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Charleston - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charleston.

Communities near Charleston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Charleston.

  • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Smith
    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Smith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<8>
  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Alma [Crawford County]
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    • Alma [Crawford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,864 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<8>
  • Barling [Sebastian County]
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    • Barling [Sebastian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,036 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Booneville [Logan County]
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      • Booneville [Logan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<8>
    • Ozark [Franklin County]
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      • Ozark [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<8>
    • Paris [Logan County]
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      • Paris [Logan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,365 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<8>
    • Lavaca [Sebastian County]
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      • Lavaca [Sebastian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavaca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca<8>
    • Mulberry [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<8>
    • Mansfield [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Sebastian County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charleston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Charleston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charleston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charleston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston. See our Newspapers Page for Charleston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charleston ...

Looking for more information about Charleston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Charleston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charleston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Franklin County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charleston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Charleston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Charleston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charleston.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charleston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Charleston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Charleston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charleston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2956, Longitude: -94.0467       In this case, the coordinates for Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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