Sereno, Missouri facts for kids
Location of Perry County, Missouri
|Elevation||620 ft (189 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||726210|
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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