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|Elevation||132 ft (40 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||666432|
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.
Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi Blues Trail Marker
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