Chariton, Iowa "A place we call home" is much more than a slogan. To those of us who live in Iowa and in Chariton particular, it is the secure knowledge that this is where we want to be. We live at a slower pace. We breathe clean air and drink clean water. We have a milder four-season climate and some of the finest scenery in Iowa is located here. Our children are educated in schools that are not overcrowded or violence prone. We have a community college here and are within commuter distance to a college or university.