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Rara Avis
Ghost town
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Itawamba
Elevation 515 ft (157 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 706266

Rara Avis is an ghost town located in Itawamba County, Mississippi, approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of the Alabama state line.

Rara Avis was settled in 1850, and the town name translated to Latin means "rare bird".

The population was 100 in 1900. A post office was established in 1902.

Author and Baptist missionary James Garvin Chastain Sr., was born in Rara Avis in 1853.

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