Welcome to Charleston! Platted in 1837, Charleston is the seat of government of Mississippi County, Missouri. The city lays nestled upon a scenic natural prairie located in the top of Missouri's "Bootheel" only a ten minute drive from the confluence of the mighty Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the heart of North America. Charleston is a lovely agricultural community situated along the Dwight D. Eisenhower Interstate highway system amid some of the richest alluvial farmland in the world.
Charleston is well known for its beautiful Victorian homes and the lovely gardens surrounding them. Each April Charleston hosts its annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. Mid-April is a wonderful time in Charleston when the entire town glows with the beauty cast by millions of colorful dogwood and azalea blossoms.
Mississippi County is the easternmost county in the State of Missouri. Remnants of the early landscape and cultural history are preserved, offering a look into the rich heritage and natural beauty of the region. Museums, a pre-historic fortified village dating from the Mississippian period, and lush wetlands teaming with wildlife provide observers with an exhilarating natural backdrop to complement computer-age industries and state-of-the-art agriculture. Here you'll find the infrastructure, services, abundant water, and other resources necessary to support a thriving modern economy.
We invite you to visit Charleston at your earliest opportunity. Enjoy our small town atmosphere, our rural lifestyle, and consider participating in our tax-advantaged business environment. We know you'll love what we have to offer!
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