The city has seven murals painted by five different local artists, depicting the city's past. They were painted between 1999 - 2004.
The project was developed by the Tourism Advisory Board. The murals were meant to beautify and help promote the city.
They also give visitors a look at the city's beginnings. While Lincoln never lived in Charleston, his parents lived south of town. He was a frequent visitor to Charleston and often shopped at local stores.