According to various sources such as Louisiana Home Town Locator and satellite imagery, Gypsy, Louisiana is a populated place in St. John Baptist Parish. Near LaPlace, LA, this area is about 20 miles west of New Orleans proper and southwest of Lake Ponchartrain. Unlike the surrounding French feel, the area was primarily settled by Caucasians of German ancestry. Gypsy's parish seat is Edgard. The area has no residential population. The heart of Gypsy is between LaPlace and Montz on Highway 628 or River Road. These are not towns proper, but rather census designated places. Gypsy, LA lies very close to the county line of St. Charles's Parish.
Geographically speaking, the land encompasses over 21 square miles, 1 of which is water. It is almost due northwest of lac des Allemands, and borders both Lake Ponchartrain and the Mississippi River. It also has an altitude of 10-13 feet and operates under Central Standard Time (including DST). In terms of climate, this region is often hot and humid during the summer and mild and rainy during the winter. Consequently, it falls under the Koppen classification of humid subtropical. The major natural disasters threatening the area are typically hurricanes and floods, due to both the proximity of the Mississippi river and the Gulf of Mexico.
Gypsy, Louisiana (or Gypsy, LA) is a region primarily containing businesses. These service corporations in the Gypsy, Louisiana yellow pages include restaurants and saloons. A feature of the locale is the refinery. The Gypsy, Louisiana business directory is available on Facebook and includes a few more listings, such as: Bayou Steel, Valero, Aclero Mittal, DOW, and Pumpkin Patch.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan