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Rat, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Rat, Missouri is located in Missouri
Rat, Missouri
Rat, Missouri
Location in Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Shannon
Township Moore
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 573
GNIS feature ID 751809

Rat is an unincorporated community in northeast Shannon County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The community is adjacent to Big Creek, approximately six miles south-southwest of Bunker.


A post office called Rat was established in 1898, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1954. The community was named "Rat" in protest after postal authorities denied the townspeople their first choice of "Buckshorn". Rat has been noted for its unusual place name.

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