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Malvina, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
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Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Elevation 144 ft (44 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38769
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 692039

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.

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.

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