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About La Place, LA

LaPlace is a census-designated place in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the east bank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The population is 32,134 at the 2010 census. LaPlace was settled as a farming village in the 18th century during Louisiana's French colonial era. It was named after early settler Basile Laplace. The city's railroad station was established in 1883. LaPlace was the birthplace of early jazz musicians Kid Ory and Wellman Braud. LaPlace has been designated "Andouille Capital of the World." An Andouille Festival is held every year in October. In his program "Feasting on Asphalt," TV chef Alton Brown visits LaPlace to sample its excellent sausage. On January 8, 1811 a slave revolt began near Laplace known as the 1811 German Coast Uprising. This is claimed to be the largest slave uprising in the country with an estimated number of 500. It was far larger than the revolt of 1836, that was more notorious, although there may have been far more over all in the 1836 revolt and ensuing three years of conflict. The revolt of 1836 known as the "Black Seminole Revolt" had an estimated number of 385 at the height of the revolt. The difference is that the revolt of 1811 ended in three days with many of the leaders and other being killed. The revolt...