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

  • City Hall Summer Hours
    City Hall Summer Hours:  Summer hours for City Hall are now in effect until Labor Day.  City Hall will be open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 12 Noon on Friday.... Read more
  • June 9th City Council Meeting
    The June 9th City Council meeting will be closed to visitors due to COVID-19 concerns.  The meeting can be viewed on the city's facebook page starting at 6:30 p.m.  In July, we intend to get back to our regular meeting format.... Read more
  • Picnic Pavilions at all City Parks are Closed!
    Picnic pavilions at all city parks will be closed to public use thru June 14, and public restrooms at city parks will remain closed thru the same date.  The parks themselves are open to public use, but social distancing is strongly encouraged.  We are trying to take all reasonable precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community and hope you understand that these precau... Read more

Calendar of Events

June 9
City Council Meeting  Read more
July 14
City Council Meeting  Read more
August 11
City Council Meeting  Read more
September 8
City Council Meeting  Read more