Annual Dogwood Azalea Festival in Charleston, Missouri. Read more
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.
Our annual Dogwood Azalea Festival is a treat for all ages. Read more
We're ready to play ball in Charleston, Missouri! 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.

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

  • No trash pick up on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015
    Allied Waste will not pick up trash on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Trash service will run a day late for the City of Charleston.  During that week, Monday pick up will be Tuesday, Tuesday pick up will Wednesday, and Thursday pick up will be Friday.... Read more
  • Water Quality Report Read more
  • Special Summer Hours
    Starting Monday, June 1, 2015, the city will institute special summer business hours at City Hall.  For Monday thru Thursday, City Hall will be open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  On Friday, City Hall will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 12:00 noon.  The special summer hours will continue thru September 4, 2015.... Read more
  • Residential Rental Property
    A new city ordinance is now in effect which requires all residential rental property to be registered with the city.  All rental dwelling units must be registered by December 31, 2014.  A separate registration form is required for each dwelling unit.  There is no charge for registration.  Starting May 01, 2015, all residential rental units have to be inspected by the city a... Read more

Calendar of Events

July 22
Farmers Market  Read more