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Welcome to Charleston ...

The city of Charleston is located in Tallahatchie County<1> and is the County Seat for Tallahatchie 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 1,867 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Charleston is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Charleston: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 1,867 people. This is a decrease of 14.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 2,193 people (which is 14.26% of the total population of Tallahatchie County). This makes Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Charleston represents 0.07% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,193 people, the population of Charleston has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,198 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).

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

  • Lambert [Quitman County]
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    • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
  • Crowder [Panola County]
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    • Crowder [Panola County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
  • Courtland [Panola County]
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    • Courtland [Panola County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
  • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
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    • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Charleston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Pope [Panola County]
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      • Pope [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<7>
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Charleston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba
    • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Foot Fork
      • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Foot Fork

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 12 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.

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 ...

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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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Tallahatchie, 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>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: 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: 34.0074, Longitude: -90.0554       In this case, the coordinates for Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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