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Geismar, Louisiana

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Geismar, Louisiana
Weather  18°C, Wind NE at 8 km/h, 87% Humidity
Parish  Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Geismar is an unincorporated community in Ascension Parish, Louisiana and is at the heart of Louisiana's chemical corridor. Geismar is south of Prairieville and west of Gonzales. The community has two schools, Dutchtown Primary/ Middle School and Dutchtown High School, which are ranked among the top schools in the state of Louisiana. The Mississippi River flows to the southeast along the southwest side of the community. The area is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical systems due to its low elevation and its proximity to the coast of southeast Louisiana.


Map of Geismar, LA 70734, USA

2013 explosion at Williams Olefins plant

On the morning of June 13, 2013, an explosion occurred at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar. The plant produces 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of polymer grade propylene annually. Over 70 people were injured in the explosion, and 2 people were killed.

Notable people

  • Troy E. Brown, former member of the Louisiana State Senate; resides in Napoleonville and Geismar
  • Juba Diez, former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Ascension Parish; graduated from Dutchtown High School in Geismar
  • Eddie Lacy, running back for the Green Bay Packers; graduated from Dutchtown High School in Geismar
  • Landon Collins, safety for the New York Giants; graduated from Dutchtown High School in Geismar
  • Eric Reid, safety for the San Francisco 49ers; graduated from Dutchtown High School in Geismar
  • References

    Geismar, Louisiana Wikipedia

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