Sereno, Missouri

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Sereno, Missouri
unincorporated community
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°47′52″N 89°51′04″W / 37.79778°N 89.85111°W / 37.79778; -89.85111Coordinates: 37°47′52″N 89°51′04″W / 37.79778°N 89.85111°W / 37.79778; -89.85111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Bois Brule
Elevation 620 [1] ft (189 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63775
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-66746 [2]
GNIS feature ID 726210 [3]

Sereno is an unincorporated community located in Bois Brule Township in Perry County, Missouri. Sereno is located about five miles northeast of Perryville, Missouri.

Name[edit]

The early settlers of Sereno named the community Serena, meaning “a clean, respectable place”. However, when establishing a post office they discovered a place by that name already existed in Missouri, so the name was changed to Sereno.[4]

History[edit]

In 1884 Thomas Moore gave a small track of his land along Chester Road to William Mattingly for the purpose of building a general store, which was soon followed by a grist mill.[5] A post office operated from 1888-1905.[6] The predominantly Catholic town established Our Lady of Victory Catholic parish in 1908.[7]

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