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On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the following year, July 4.
The site of this parkonce belonged to the River-to-LakeSainte-Reyne Concessiongranted to Jean-Daniel Kolly, c. 1720.A series of purchasessubdivided the original propertyexcept for this 155-acre park. Nicolas Chauvin de Lafreniere, the Younger,whom…
Lafreniere. Born at the ChapitoulasSeptember 30, 1728. He studied law in France
Lafreniere orated before theLouisiana Superior Council"The Manifeste"a document expressing the politicalphilosophy on the natural rightsof man and freedom of determination by the people. A firing squad executed him with 4 compatriots in New Orlean…
Part of the concession in 1720 by Governor Bienville to father of Nicholas Chauvin LaFreniere, Attorney-General of Louisiana for the years 1763 until 1769. Leader of the revolt against Spanish rulers of Louisiana, and executed October 25, 1769.
A 12-square-mile area incorporated as a village in June 1927 and as a city one month later. Charles P. Aicklen, Sr., mayor, introduced natural gas service, July 1928. Gambling was flourishing, but was outlawed within the city limits. Incorporation…
Named for the de La Barre family. Fran├žois Pascalis de La Barre I, a noted colonial official, owned a river-to-lake tract in 1750. Further family holdings, by 1800's made Metairie called popularly "La Plaine Labarre."
On this site in April 1909, the first public school in etairie opened and Metairie Ridge School. Land donated by Alfred E. Bonnabel who is often referred to as "The Father of Education" in Jefferson Parish.