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Valena, Mississippi
Ghost town
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Attala
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 711031

Valena is a ghost town in Attala County, Mississippi, United States.

The settlement was located approximately 2 mi (3.2 km) southeast of Goodman.

History

Attala County was established in 1833, and Valena was one of its earliest settlements.

Valena was located on the east bank of the Big Black River, on the western part of a plantation owned by S.H. Clark.

The settlement prospered as a small trading center, and was a regular stopping point for flatboats on the river. The first sawmill in the county was located there, as well as a blacksmith shop, a saloon, two or three stores, and a post office from 1837 to 1840.

Valena was abandoned before 1900.

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