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Charleston, Tennessee
(Bradley County)

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The location of Charleston

Welcome to Charleston ...

The city of Charleston is located in Bradley County.

The location of Charleston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Charleston has a population of 690 people<3> (see below for details).

Charleston is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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 within the boundaries of the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Charleston had an population of 690 people. This is an increase of 5.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.52% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charleston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Charleston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Charleston

Athens   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Charleston

Located in McMinn County

South Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Charleston

Etowah   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Charleston

Located in McMinn County

Wildwood Lake   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Charleston

Lakewood   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Charleston

Located in Hamilton County

Hopewell Estates   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Charleston

Decatur   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Charleston

Located in Meigs County

East Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Charleston

Englewood   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Charleston

Located in McMinn County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Charleston.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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: 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: 35.2862, Longitude: -84.7611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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