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 Council Meetings
    Since City Hall is now closed to public traffic, there will also be no public attendance at City Council meetings.  However, you can still watch and hear Council meetings by going to the city's Facebook page at the time of the meeting, where the meeting will be broadcast live.  This arrangement complies with state law. There will be a Special Called Meeting of City Council on Tuesday,... Read more
  • COVID-19 Crisis Management for City Hall, Water Bills and Public Parks
    COVID-19 Crisis Management For City Hall, Water Bills and Public Parks   City Hall Closed to Public Traffic:  Charleston City Hall is now closed to public walk-in traffic.  All transactions are being conducted at the window in the drive-thru lane, or you can leave a payment in the drop box.  If you need to speak with someone in person at City Hall or have a need to meet with... Read more
    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

April 14
City Council Meeting  Read more
May 12
City Council Meeting  Read more
June 9
City Council Meeting  Read more
July 14
City Council Meeting  Read more