“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Fazendeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 31, 2016
1. Fazendeville Marker
Inscription. Jean Pierre Fazende, a free man of color and New Orleans grocer, inherited land within the battlefield in 1857. After the Civil War, he divided it and sold it to freed slaves from local plantations. Eventually the community grew to more than 200 people and became known as Fazendeville.

The National Park Service bought the land in 1966 after long, contentious negotiations. Many residents relocated to New Orleans' 9th Ward but kept the Fazendeville community alive through regular communication and social events. Today the community bonds built in Fazendeville remain strong among its former residents and their descendants.

Martin Pate's 2002 painting shows Fazendeville in the 1960s. The village had a one-room elementary school, three general stores, two mutual aid societies, and several churches.

Fazendeville was located in the center of the battlefield area; in this circa 1960 photo, Chalmette Monument is out of the picture on the left.
Erected by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 29° 56.4′ N, 89° 59.529′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker is on Chalmette National Park Scenic Road (Tour Loop Rd) 0.2 miles east of Battlefield Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The Chalmette National Park Scenic Road, or Tour Loop Road, is located within the Chalmette Battlefield portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Batteries (a few steps from this marker); The 93rd Oblique (within shouting distance of this marker); British Strategy (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Malus-Beauregard House (about 700 feet away); Lethal Exposure (about 700 feet away); Redoubt and Battery 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle on the West Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
Also see . . .  Fazendeville. (Submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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