Blue Jay pride runs deep
in Charleston.
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Charleston is home to the
Mississippi County
Historical Society.
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Charleston offers great
opportunities for
outdoor recreation.
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It's easy to relax
in Charleston.
There are plenty of
things for youth to do
in Charleston.
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Step back in time in Charleston, Missouri. Read more
Driving through Charleston is an adventure in scenery.
We're ready to play ball in Charleston, Missouri! Read more
Our annual Dogwood Azalea Festival is a treat for all ages. Read more
Nestled in the heartland of America, Charleston relishes the American way of life.
We take pride in looking good in Charleston, Missouri.
Historic homes and beautiful architecture line the streets of Charleston, Missouri.




City Hall takes pride in
providing quality
service to residents
and businesses.
Annual Dogwood Azalea Festival in Charleston, Missouri. Read more

Welcome to Charleston, Missouri.


Located at the top of Missouri's "bootheel" and at the top of the Mississippi Delta,  Charleston is a community of 5,900 residents. The town is a combination of life-long residents and newcomers, business owners and farmers,  retirees and young people. It is a community filled with history and pride that welcomes new residents, new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Beautiful old houses, tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, and a town full of nice, friendly people. It just doesn’t get much better than Charleston.

Situated on I-57, just a few miles from I-55 and I-24 and halfway between St. Louis and Memphis, Charleston is easy to get to and easy to like once you are here.

Farming is the major industry in the area. The land around Charleston is some of the most productive in the country for growing soybeans, corn, and other crops. The town is surrounded by thousands of acres of prime farm land, but the area is also filled with small businesses, manufacturing firms, healthcare facilities, and financial services.

Charleston is just 45 minutes from both Cape Girardeau, MO and Paducah, KY, where major hospitals are located along with many shops and restaurants.  We are just a two hour drive from St. Louis where Charleston residents frequently attend sporting and entertainment events.

In Charleston, we have the best of both worlds – the serenity of small town living combined with convenient access to larger metropolitan areas.

Latest News And Announcements

  • CHARLESTON SPRING CLEAN UP
    CHARLESTON SPRING CLEAN-UP The annual Charleston Spring Clean-Up program will be held March 20-29. Dumpsters will be located on First Street, behind City Hall. This year, there will be NO CURBSIDE PICK-UP of items by the city. All items will have to be brought to the dumpster location. Items can be places in dumpsters beginning on Friday, March 20. Furniture, toys, mattresses, books, magaz... Read more
  • LEAF COLLECTION
    LEAF COLLECTION The City of Charleston will conduct one week of curbside leaf collection March 30 thru April 6. City residents may place leaves at the curb for city collection. Leaf piles should NOT contain sticks, limbs, or trash. No leaves will be collected before March 30 or after Monday, April 6. There will not be a schedule for which parts of town are services on any particular d... Read more
    

Calendar of Events

March 10
City Council Meeting  Read more
April 14
City Council Meeting  Read more
May 12
City Council Meeting  Read more
June 9
City Council Meeting  Read more