Louisiana Institute of Higher Education


#7 “Fazendeville”

2001-2002 History Lecture Series Season – April 1st, 2002

Ron Chapman, Instructor of History, Nunez Community College

Attendance – 90


Lecture Description


 The African-American community of Fazendeville (sometimes spelled Fazendville) occupied a parcel of land situated between the Chalmette National Park and the National Cemetery in St. Bernard Parish. The origins of this small neighborhood of about thirty homes are not totally clear, but it is known that the Battleground Baptist Church, which was later located there, traces its origins to 1868. Chapman used original research to tell Fazendeville’s story.