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

    One week of spring curbside leaf collection will begin on Monday, March 26 and will continue through Monday, April 2. No curbside collection will be done after Monday, April 2. Place your leaves at the curb in front of your home. Make sure your leaf pile contains no sticks or trash. Please do not put any leaves at the curb before Saturday, March 24. Have fun cleaning out your flower beds!... Read more
    Charleston's annual Spring Clean-Up program will be the week of March 19. Dumpsters will be placed behind City Hall for disposal of furniture, mattresses, paper products, and other miscellaneous junk. No yard waste can be placed in the dumpsters. Also, no chemicals, paint,k tires, batteries, etc. The dumpsters will arrive on Monday morning, March 19 and will be removed on Monday morning, March 26.... Read more
  • Revised Flood Maps
    The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is in the process of revising flood maps for Mississippi County. New technology provides the ability to calculate elevations and water flow much better than the old 1970's flood maps. The preliminary revisions show a portion of the southern part of Charleston no in a 100 year flood plain where it was not in the flood plain at all in the old maps. SEMA i... Read more

Calendar of Events

March 23
Deadline for Flood Map Comments  Read more
March 26
April 3
April 10
City Council Meeting  Read more