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Plantation of Pierre de la Ronde -- Chalmette LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 56.259 W 089° 58.056
16R E 213538 N 3315580
Quick Description: A historic marker near a well-maintained set of the ruins of the Versailles plantation, incongruously preserved the middle of a highway median in Chalmette LA
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2015 9:35:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMNCJ0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Blasterz were surprised to find this deeply historic and interesting place so carefully preserved in the middle of the LA SH 46 as it passes through Chalmette.

Pierre de la Ronde established his planation, named Versailles, in 1805. It was used by the British Army as their headquarters during their operations in and around New Orleans in the run-up to the decisive battle of New Orleans. After the battle had ended, the de la Ronde plantation was in ruins.

The marker reads as follows:

(1762 – 1824)

Command Colonel Third Regiment of Louisiana in the Battle of New Orleans night skirmish of December 23, 1814, fought on the grounds of this and adjoining plantations. Main house served as temporary British headquarters and hospital January 8, 1815. Ruins survive today as final structural remnant associated with the Battle of New Orleans."
Who put it there? Private/Government?: State of Louisiana

LA SH 46 median
Chalmette , LA

County/Province: St Bernard

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Date Erected/Dedicated: Not listed

Hours or Restrictions if Appropiate: Not listed

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