Historical Marker: Fazendville
This marker tells the story of what was a small, but vibrant African American village called Fazendeville. The site is located in what is now the Chalmette Battlefield Park, which is owned and operated by the National Park Service as part of the Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and Preserve. The Battle of New Orleans took place here in January 1815, resulting in an American victory over the British.
Backstory and Context
Langenhennig, Susan. "150 years after the Battle of New Orleans victory, Chalmette suffered two 1965 cultural defeats." Times Picayune. January 7, 2015. http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2015/01/a_look_back_at_two_cultural_de.html.
"Places - Fazendeville." National Park Service: Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and Preserve. Accessed January 30, 2017. https://www.nps.gov/jela/upload/Fazendeville-Study-for-website.pdf.
Photo: US Marine Corps, via the National Park Service.