Chalmette is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Chalmette is located east of downtown New Orleans and south of Arabi, Louisiana, towards Lake Borgne.
The community was named after plantation owner I. Martin de Lino de Chalmette, whose surname is, in turn, derived from the French word chalmette — "pasture land, fallow land" (used especially in a mountainous area) — and has been traced to the Proto-Celtic *kalm.
Chalmette is the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans: Chalmette Battlefield.
Records and Resources
Chalmette National Cemetery
- Chalmette National Cemetery
Chalmette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in Chalmette, Louisiana. The cemetery is a 17.5-acre (7.1 ha) plot adjacent to the site that once was the battleground of the Battle of New Orleans. Though now closed to new interments, it is the burial place to over 15,300 veterans of American military campaigns from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.