Jean Laﬁtte National Historical Park and PreserveThe destruction of their plantation during the Battle of New Orleans left the de Chalmet family in financial trouble. In 1817 brothers Hilaire and Louis St. Amand bought the land. The St. Amands were prominent free people of color who already owned several plantations. In the early 1800s, it was not unusual for free people of color to own plantations and slaves in Louisiana. the brothers rebuilt the property, repairing the damage caused by the Battle of New Orleans and returning the land to sugar production at a time when the industry was growing rapidly in south Louisiana.
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|Placed By||National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210971 N 3315952|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94040000, -89.99426667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.424', W 89° 59.656'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 25.44" N, 89° 59' 39.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near River Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US|
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