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Welcome to Charleston ...

The city of Charleston is located in the Bootheel of Missouri.

Charleston is located in Mississippi County<1> and is the County Seat for Mississippi County.

When the people of Charleston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Charlestonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Charleston has a population of 5,468 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Charleston.

The community of Charleston is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Charleston is within the boundaries of the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Charleston: 63834<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 5,468 people. This is a decrease of 8.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 5,947 people (which is 41.42% of the total population of Mississippi County). This makes Charleston the county's most populous community.

The population of Charleston represents 0.1% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,947 people, the population of Charleston increased 25.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,732 people).

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

Adding Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Charleston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Charleston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Charleston on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Charleston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Charleston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Charleston: This one is located in Mississippi County and the other is located in Clark County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 44 communities that are also named Charleston - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, 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.

  • Sikeston [New Madrid County]
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    • Sikeston [New Madrid County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sikeston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sikeston<7>
  • East Prairie [Mississippi County]
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    • East Prairie [Mississippi County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,941 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Prairie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Prairie<7>
  • Cairo [Alexander County]
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    • Cairo [Alexander County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<7>
  • Miner [Scott County]
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    • Miner [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miner have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miner
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Benton [Scott County]
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      • Benton [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<7>
    • Morehouse [New Madrid County]
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      • Morehouse [New Madrid County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morehouse
    • Mounds [Pulaski County]
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      • Mounds [Pulaski County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mounds have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mounds
    • Bardwell [Carlisle County]
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      • Bardwell [Carlisle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bardwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bardwell<7>
    • Morley [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morley
      • Morley [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morley
    • Wickliffe [Ballard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickliffe
      • Wickliffe [Ballard County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickliffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickliffe<7>

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. Our list includes 19 papers. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Charleston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Charleston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Mississippi County

About Missouri

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 Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Mississippi, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charleston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charleston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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: 36.9209, Longitude: -89.3501    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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