New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville
born Montreal, February 23, 1680
died Paris, March 7, 1767
Founder of New Orleans
with homage of
Louisiana * Canada * France
Erected 1955 by Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial Commission.
Location. 29° 57.266′ N, 90° 3.884′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Decatur Street north of Conti Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The monument is in the French Quarter at the south end of Bienville Place, the small park north of Conti Street, between Decatur and N. Peters Streets. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jean Adrien Delpit House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pierre Maspero’s Exchange (about 500 feet away); Louis J. Dufilho (about 600 feet away); U.S. Branch Bank (about 600 feet away); Edgar Degas House (about 700 feet away); Bank of Louisiana (about 800 feet away); Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square (about 800 feet away); Rillieux – Waldhorn House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. The statue was first erected at the Bienville Plaza near the New Orleans Union (railroad) station in April
Also see . . .
1. Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville. ...in 1708, the attempt to cultivate the land by Indian labor having failed, Bienville proposed to the home government to send Negroes from the Antilles to be exchanged for Indians, at the rate of three Indians for two Negroes....
2. Louisiana's Code Noir, 1724.
3. Bienville, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de. ...fearing insurrections of Black slaves...promulgated (1724) the Code Noir...
4. Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
5. French-Chickasaw War.
Additional keywords. Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville; Sieur d’Iberville; Compagnie des Indes; Nouvelle Orléans; Vieux Carré; slavery; Black Code; Chickasaw Wars; Angela Gregory, sculptor.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
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