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Charleston is in Hopkins County, in the Madisonville metro area.
The community was named for "Free Charles," a former slave who ran a tavern here
The latitude of Charleston is 37.224N. The longitude is -87.671W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 528 feet.
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Hopkins County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charleston political report.
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