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Welcome to Charleston ...
The location of Charleston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Charleston, you might consider that their post office opened in 1840.
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 701 people<4> (see below for details).
Charleston is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Charleston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Charleston (for example, toward Dunlap), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Charleston is located in the (423) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 701 people. This is an increase of 7.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.27% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Charleston had a population of 651 people. This makes Charleston the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Charleston represents 0.01% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 269th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 651 people, the population of Charleston increased 3.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 630 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Charleston.
Communities Also Named Charleston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Tennessee communities named Charleston: This one is located in Bradley County and the other is located in Tipton County.
Beyond Tennessee, 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, 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, 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. 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.
Adding Charleston to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Charleston was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Charleston in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Charleston.
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 Bradley County: www.bradleyco.net/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Sep 2023