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Malvina, Mississippi

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Country  United States
County  Bolivar
ZIP code  38769
Elevation  44 m
State  Mississippi
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Area code(s)  662
Local time  Sunday 7:53 AM
Malvina, Mississippi
Weather  12°C, Wind E at 8 km/h, 68% Humidity

Malvina is an unincorporated community located in Bolivar County, Mississippi, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Symonds and approximately 9 miles (14 km) east of Rosedale.

Map of Malvina, MS 38769, USA

Originally named "Phalia", the town was established in 1887 by Jett Dent, who became the first postmaster. Dent owned a logging company and sawmill, as well as a flat boat with which he plied the waters of the Bogue Phalia, which ran through Phalia.

Phalia was a busy logging town, and the Bogue Phalia was used to run log rafts south to Pace to be milled.

When the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway built a line in the late 1880s between Rosedale and Boyle, a depot, platforms, water tank and wood yard were constructed at Phalia. By 1900, there was a store, two seed houses, and a train that ran twice daily.

In 1901, the town's name was changed to Malvina, after Malvina Yeager Scott.

A dirt road ran from Rosedale to Merigold, and passed through Malvina. In 1906, the Board of Supervisors began county-wide gravel road construction.

In the 1920s, a wooden three-way bridge was built in Malvina over the confluence of the Lane Bayou and Bogue Phalia. It was one of the few three-way bridges in the world, and was torn down and replaced by a modern bridge in 1972.

References

Malvina, Mississippi Wikipedia


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