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

Rat is an unincorporated community in Shannon County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.


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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