Charleston, Illinois is located in Coles County. A city filled with historic sites and monuments, a few must-sees include the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum, and the Old City Cemetery and just a few of the amazing sites to see. The downtown square is a historic location filled with shops and restaurants.
Eastern Illinois University is the largest employer in the city, followed by Illinois Consolidated and Vesuvius. With a large student population, Charleston enjoys a young, dynamic population.
If you like racing, Charleston is a great place. It offers the Coles County Drag Way and Modified Midgets, along with the Charleston Speedway. Other recreation includes Lake Charleston, Foxridge State Park, the Rotary Community Aquatic Center, and Lincoln Springs resort. For the beginner or avid golfer, Charleston has Putt-n-Swing, the Bent Tree Golf Course, and the Charleston Driving Range.
During the spring and summer, you can enjoy many festivals and events, such as the annual Air Show, Farmer’s Market, Antique Tractor Show, Taste of Summer, Annual Bluegrass Jam, and Horse Pull. Or, lace up your sneakers and get in shape for the Charleston Duathlon!