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.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1853.
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Importer's Bonded Warehouses - Henry Howard, Architect (within shouting 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 Work Begins on New Orleans, Spring 1718 (about 600 feet away); Riverboat Cotton Bales (about 700 feet away); Sugar Wharves at the Port (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this monument. The statue was first erected at the Bienville Plaza near the New Orleans Union (railroad) station in April 1955. It was relocated to Bienville Place in November 1996.
Also see . . .
1. Louisiana's Code Noir, 1724. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Bienville, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de. ...fearing insurrections of Black slaves...promulgated (1724) the Code Noir... (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 8,867 times since then and 197 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.