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Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fazendeville

 
 
Fazendeville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 13, 2023
1. Fazendeville Marker
Inscription.  Louis and Hilaire St. Amand, free men of color, purchased the Chalmette Plantation from Pierre Denis de La Ronde in 1817 and ultimately subdivided the plantation into five lots in 1832. The wealthy St. Amand family in turn conveyed parcels of the property to others including extended family members. Jean Pierre Fazende and his wife, Catiche Paillet, both free people of color, bequeathed the property to Jean Pierre Fazende, Jr. in 1857, and he remained in possession of the tract until he subdivided a portion to establish a settlement for freed enslaved people and former free people of color in 1867. Fazendeville was established on a parcel of property, which had been part of the sugar plantation on the site of the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, belonging to Ignace de Lino de Chalmette. Fazende was highly educated and recognized that the transition from slavery to freedom was to be arduous.

Reverse Side
By the 1870s, the community had developed a healthy identity. It had its own school, general store, and church: Battle Ground Baptist Church. Generations of the same families lived there until 1964, when the United
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States government acquired Fazendeville by "right of eminent domain" to incorporate the village into the Chalmette National Historical Park. Thus, a site of vital importance to understanding the evolution of enslaved peoples to freedom was lost to posterity.
 
Erected by St. Bernard Tourist Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1815.
 
Location. 29° 56.826′ N, 89° 59.472′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West St. Bernard Highway and Chalmette National Park Scenic Road on West St. Bernard Highway. The marker is located at the main entrance of the Chalette Battlefield by the highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Battlefield Road, Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kentucky Rifle (here, next to this marker); Chalmette Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Chalmette Battlefield And National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries Seven and Eight (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batteries Five and Six (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Attack
Reverse side - Fazendeville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 13, 2023
2. Reverse side - Fazendeville Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Pakenham's Fall (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle Of New Orleans 200th Anniversary (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Also see . . .  Chalmette Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on January 15, 2023, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Fazendeville Marker is the middle marker of the three markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 13, 2023
3. The Fazendeville Marker is the middle marker of the three markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2023, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2023, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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