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Yount, Missouri
unincorporated community
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Saint Mary’s
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63775
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-81394
GNIS feature ID 753014

Yount is an unincorporated settlement in Saint Mary's Township in Perry County, Missouri.

History

Yount was established in 1886 as Yount’s Store, and was named for Henry Yount, a merchant and storekeeper, as well as a postmaster and county judge. The name was shortened to Yount in 1888. The post office operated in Yount from 1887 until 1954.

Mt. Pisca Lutheran church was founded in Yount in 1852 and continued until 1868. In that same year (1868) the church became the Mt. Zion Lutheran church which existed until 1974.

Geography

Yount is located 17 miles southwest of Perryville, Missouri.

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