Gipsy, Missouri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
MOMap-doton-Gipsy.png

Gipsy is an unincorporated community in the northwestern part of Wayne Township in the western part of Bollinger County, Missouri, United States. It is located on Missouri Supplemental Route E fourteen miles southwest of Marble Hill on Licklog creek.

Name[edit]

Gipsy was named by J.C. Montgomery who applied for a post office in 1908. Mr. Montgomery had come, with his large family, in a covered wagon between 1900-1902 from Tennessee, and had camped on the old Hinkle school ground. The people of the community called the Montgomerys "gipsys" because of their manner of coming, and he used that name when he applied for the post office.[1]

Geography[edit]

Gipsy is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Historical Society of Missouri: Bollinger County http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_bollinger.html

Coordinates: 37°08′49″N 90°10′46″W / 37.14694°N 90.17944°W / 37.14694; -90.17944