Grande-Rivière-du-Nord (19°35'N 72°11'W; Department: Nord), is a Haitian town located 21 km (13 miles) south of Le Cap. There is also a river by the name Grande Rivière du Nord in the area.
Birthplace of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Jean Baptiste ChavannesJean-Jacques Dessalines 1 (born September 20, 1758 Habitation Comiers).
Location of Charlemagne Péralte's CampDominican Republic.
Place of Vincent Ogé's Headquarters
It was also the location of the headquarters of mulatto leader Vincent Ogé. Ogé, a member of the Amis des Noirs, led a rebellion in the North of Saint-Domingue, less than a year before the Boukman Rebellion that launched the Haitian revolution.
Note 1: Various sources give different birthplaces and/or dates for Jean-Jacques Dessalines, but respected Haitian historians such as Madiou, come to the conclusion that Dessalines was born in the North of Haiti, then Saint-Domingue..
- Toussaint letter to Biassou during Boukman Rebellion - Letter writtten from Grande-Rivière-du-Nord.
- Ogé's letter to the Provincial Assembly of Le Cap - Letter written from Ogé's camp in Grande-Rivière-du-Nord.
- Grande-Rivière-du-Nord. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. www.bartleby.com. [Accessed on 1/24/2006].