Sleeper, Missouri

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Sleeper is an unincorporated community in Laclede County, Missouri, United States.[1] 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.[2]

A post office called Sleeper was established in 1883, and remained in operation until 1955.[3] The community was named after "Sleeper" a railroad employee.[4] The story continues this railroad official often was noticeably tired.[5]


  1. ^ "Sleeper". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Laclede County Rural Fire Protection Districts And Volunteer Fire Departments." Laclede County Clerk. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Laclede County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 120. 

Coordinates: 37°45′38″N 92°35′35″W / 37.76056°N 92.59306°W / 37.76056; -92.59306