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

  • HELP WANTED, ADMINISTRATION
    The City of Charleston has an opening in Administration at City Hall. This is a full-time position which entails taking customer water payments, preparing invoices for payment, assisting with payroll preparation, coordinating code enforcement issues, and assisting the City Treasurer, City Clerk and City Collector with other miscellaneous tasks. Solid computer skills are a must including using Word... Read more
  • Consumer Confidence Report
    The Consumer Confidence Report is available at:  http://www.dnr.mo.gov/ccr/MO4010160.pdf.  If you need a paper copy, please contact City Hall at 573-683-3325, or you may stop by City Hall to obtain a copy.... Read more
  • STREET CLEAN-UP FOR FESTIVAL
    STREET CLEAN-UP FOR FESTIVAL: Please be aware that the city's street sweeper broke down on Friday and is not likely to be operational until well after the Festival. This is unfortunate since we all like to have the town looking as good as possible when all the visitors come to town. But, if everyone will pitch in, it is not an impossible problem to solve. We need everyone to simply keep the curb a... Read more
    

Calendar of Events

May 14
City Council Meeting  Read more
June 11
City Council Meeting  Read more
July 9
City Council Meeting  Read more
August 13
City Council Meeting  Read more