Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
These Versailles Oaks
Were planted in 1783 by
Pierre Denis De La Ronde
Born New Orleans, April 20, 1762
Died December 2, 1824
Here he also built a French Colonial residence
He was Lieut. at conquest of W. Florida.
Military Commandant St. Bernard, LA.
Member Cabildo City Council 1778-1803.
Senator, member State Constitutional
Convention from Parish of Orleans.
Colonel on General Jackson's staff.
Major General Louisiana Militia.
Under these oaks his men camped
December 23, 1814.
The Battle of New Orleans was won
near here, over the English by
General Andrew Jackson
On January 8, 1815.
Erected by the State of Louisiana
January 8, 1952.
Erected 1952 by State of Louisiana.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Historic Trees 🌲 series lists.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Denis de La Ronde Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chalmette Plantations (within shouting distance of this marker); Plantation of Pierre Denis De La Ronde (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lacoste Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chalmette Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Serving Those Who Saved Us (approx. 1.2 miles away); Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chalmette National Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016.