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Sereno, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Bois Brule
620 ft (189 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-66746
GNIS feature ID 726210

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


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.


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. A post office operated from 1888-1905. The predominantly Catholic town established Our Lady of Victory Catholic parish in 1908.

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