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Welcome to Charleston ...

The city of Charleston is located in Bradley County<1>.

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 701 people<4> (see below for details).

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

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 (which had a count of 630 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 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.

  • Cleveland [Bradley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,948 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<7>
  • Athens [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens [McMinn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
  • South Cleveland [Bradley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cleveland
    • South Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Charleston
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,912 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cleveland
  • Etowah [McMinn County]
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    • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Charleston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Lake
      • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Charleston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Lake
    • Lakewood [Hamilton County]
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      • Lakewood [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2011: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell Estates
      • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell Estates
    • Decatur [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Meigs County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<7>
    • East Cleveland [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Cleveland
      • East Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Cleveland
    • Englewood [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [McMinn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Englewood<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. 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Charleston was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Charleston in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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About Bradley County

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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 Bradley County: www.bradleyco.net/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Bradley, 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 drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CharlestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2862, Longitude: -84.7611       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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