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

Versailles Oaks

 
 
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Inscription.
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.
 
Location. 29° 56.228′ N, 89° 58.068′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker is on West St. Bernard Highway (Highway 46) west of Montesquieu Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plantation of Pierre Denis De La Ronde (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Chalmette Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chalmette National Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); “Where Has Our Equipment Gone?” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roads and Ditches (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lethal Exposure (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle Ends (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pakenham's Fall (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016.
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