Pointrest, Missouri

Pointrest, Missouri
Abandoned village

Location of Perry County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°49′00″N 89°42′47″W / 37.81667°N 89.71306°W / 37.81667; -89.71306Coordinates: 37°49′00″N 89°42′47″W / 37.81667°N 89.71306°W / 37.81667; -89.71306
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Bois Brule

Pointrest was an unincorporated community in Bois Brule Township in Perry County, Missouri.[1]


Point Rest was originally called Point Rest Landing and was the site of a river landing along the Mississippi. The town had a church - Trinity Lutheran Church, and also had a general store - the Wichern Store. The community suffered a number of floods over the years, especially in 1927. With the growth of rail transportation and the decline of river traffic, along with numerous floods over the years, the community slowly withered and died. Today, nothing remains of the former community, and all that can be seen is farmland.[1][2]


Pointrest was situated in the eastern corner of Perry County, on the Mississippi River within the Bois Brule Bottom levee.[3] A post office was established in 1892. The name was written Point Rest until 1895. The "point" is a rocky ledge or point sticking into the Mississippi River.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 State Historical Society of Missouri: Perry County http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_perry.html
  2. Wichern.org http://www.wichern.org/pictown.htm
  3. A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Perry County, Missouri http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/perrypl.html

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