Dorena, Missouri

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Dorena is an unincorporated community in southeastern Mississippi County, Missouri, United States. It is located at the intersection of Route 77 and Route 102, about thirteen miles southeast of East Prairie.[1] Dorena lends its name to the nearby Dorena-Hickman Ferry which connects Route 77 with the Kentucky side of the Mississippi River.[2]

A post office called Dorena was established in 1899, and closed in 1973.[3] The name is believed to be derived from an old slang term for money.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dorena, Missouri
  2. ^ Hay, Jerry (1 January 2013). Mississippi River: Historic Sites and Interesting Places. Inland Waterways Books. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-4675-6250-8. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mississippi County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°36′58″N 89°14′14″W / 36.61611°N 89.23722°W / 36.61611; -89.23722