A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Charleston ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021