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  1. A city, the county seat of Coles County, Illinois; after Charles Morton, its first postmaster.
  2. A city in Tennessee.
  3. A city, the county seat of Mississippi County, Missouri; after either nearby Charles Prairie or the city in South Carolina.
  4. The capital city of West Virginia, United States and the county seat of Kanawha County; perhaps after Charles Clendenin, the father of an early settler.
  5. A town in Maine; after Charles Vaughan, an early settler.
  6. A city, the county seat of Charleston County, South Carolina; after Charles II of England.
  7. A community in Nova Scotia.
  8. A neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City; after Charles Kreischer, son of Balthasar Kreischer, after whom the town was previously named (as Kreischerville).
  9. An area of Dundee, Scotland.
  10. A town in Utah; after Charles Shelton, an early settler.
  11. A town in Vermont; after a naval battle near the city in South Carolina; the town's early settlers were naval officers.
  12. A city in Mississippi, United States and one of the two county seats of Tallahatchie County.
  13. A village in Angus, Scotland; after Charles Henderson, proprietor of the village's land before its formation.
  14. A town in New York; after Charles Van Epps, an early settler.
  15. A city in Arkansas, United States and one of the two county seats of Franklin County.
  16. A town in South Australia.


  1. A dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina.


  1. To dance the Charleston.

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