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Avalon, Mississippi
Avalon, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Avalon, Mississippi
Avalon, Mississippi
Location in Mississippi
Avalon, Mississippi is located in the United States
Avalon, Mississippi
Avalon, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Carroll
132 ft (40 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 666432

Avalon is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Mississippi, United States.

Avalon is located on the former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad and was at one time home to a general store.

A post office first began operation under the name Avalon in 1908.

Mississippi John Hurt, an African-American blues musician, was raised and lived here most of his life. His shotgun house is preserved as a museum to honor him. It occasionally hosts blues and gospel festivals on the adjacent land.

Carroll County has placed a highway marker at Avalon to commemorate Hurt and his music. It is part of the Mississippi Blues Trail.

Dardanelle Hadley, a jazz pianist, vibraphonist, and singer, was born in Avalon.

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