Chipola, Louisiana

Chipola is an unincorporated community in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, United States. The community is located less than 10 miles (16 kilometres) northwest of Greensburg and 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) northeast of Coleman Town.

Chipola, Louisiana
Chipola, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Chipola, Louisiana
Chipola, Louisiana
Chipola, Louisiana is located in the United States
Chipola, Louisiana
Chipola, Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°55′20″N 90°48′11″W / 30.92222°N 90.80306°W / 30.92222; -90.80306Coordinates: 30°55′20″N 90°48′11″W / 30.92222°N 90.80306°W / 30.92222; -90.80306
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishSt. Helena Parish
Elevation230 ft (70 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
70441
Area code(s)225
GNIS feature ID560425 [1]
FIPS code22-15045

EtymologyEdit

It is speculated that the name of the community is derived from the phrase "Chi pa yo ala" which means "The stream that sinks into the earth like the setting moon" in an old dialect of the Creek language. [2][3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chipola, Louisiana
  2. ^ Publications of the Florida Historical Society. Florida Historical Society. 1908. pp. 6–.
  3. ^ Swanton, John R. ""Indian Place Names, American Speech, vol. 12": 212–215". JSTOR 452431. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)