Gypsy, West Virginia

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Gypsy, West Virginia
Gypsy is located in West Virginia
Gypsy
Gypsy
Coordinates: 39°22′7″N 80°19′4″W / 39.36861°N 80.31778°W / 39.36861; -80.31778Coordinates: 39°22′7″N 80°19′4″W / 39.36861°N 80.31778°W / 39.36861; -80.31778
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyHarrison
Area
 • Total0.777 sq mi (2.01 km2)
 • Land0.777 sq mi (2.01 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population
 • Total328
 • Density420/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
26361

Gypsy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harrison County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 328.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Gypsy has been in operation since 1900;[3] the community was named for a band of Roma which once camped in the area, according to local history.[4][5] Gypsy was located on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  4. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 290.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 59.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1904). A Gazetteer of West Virginia. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 65.