Sleeper is an unincorporated community in Laclede County, Missouri, United States. It is located about one mile north of Interstate 44 on Missouri Supplemental Route F, or about five miles northeast of Lebanon. Several homes and a fire station are located here.
A post office called Sleeper was established in 1883, and remained in operation until 1955. The community was named after "Sleeper" a railroad employee. The story continues this railroad official often was noticeably tired.
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