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 Holiday Hours
    To allow city employees to have ample time with families during the Christmas holiday, City Hall will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 22 and will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 26. The Department of Public Works will also stop work at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 22. The Department of Public Safety will, of course, remain on it's regular 24 hour schedule during the Christmas per... Read more
  • Leaf Collection Stop Date
    Wednesday, December 20th will be the last day for curbside leaf collection. Any leaves placed at the curb before 12:00 noon that day will be collected by the city crew. Leaves put out after that time will not be collected. Thanks to all residents for their cooperation this year, which made the program go very smoothly. And, thanks to Don, Mike, Tyler, Bruce, and Charl... Read more
  • Interested in Running for City Council?
    A general election to elect two (2) persons to serve as a councilmen-at-large for the City of Charleston, Missouri will be held on April 3, 2018. The opening date for filing a declaration of candidacy is December 12 ,2017 at 8:00 am. The declarations of candidacy must be filed with the City Clerk at the Charleston City Hall located at 204 North Main Street, Charleston, Missouri. The closing date f... Read more

Calendar of Events

December 20
Leaf Collection Stop Date  Read more
December 22
City Hall will close at 12:00 noon  Read more
February 13
City Council Meeting  Read more
March 13
City Council Meeting  Read more