History and People of Ajoupa-Bouillon

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 1635 to 1902
Location: L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, Martinique, Francemap
Surnames/tags: One_Place_Studies Martinique France
This page has been accessed 106 times.
Martinique du Nord
L'Ajoupa-Bouillon | Basse-Pointe | Grand'Rivière | Le Lorrain | Macouba | Le Morne-Rouge | Le Prêcheur | Saint-Pierre


L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, Martinique One Place Study

This profile is part of the L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, Martinique One Place Study.
{{OnePlaceStudy|place=L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, Martinique|category=L'Ajoupa-Bouillon, Martinique One Place Study}}



Continent: Oceania
Country: France
Region: Martinique
Arrondissement: La Trinité
GPS Coordinates: 14.8319943,-61.124475
Elevation: 288.0 m or 944.9 feet


Ajoupa-Bouillon is located on the passageway between the north Atlantic and north Caribbean. In 1837, under the July Monarchy, Ajoupa-Bouillon was granted town status under the new colonial organization. It was considered a hamlet attached to the commune of du Nord, composed of Macouba and Basse-Pointe. In 1848, the town had a population of one thousand, and a parish was established, and a church .

Ajoupa Bouillon obtained municipal independence under the law of 11 January 1889. In August 1902, it was severely affected by the eruption of Mount Pelee and the whole area was evacuated until 1906. The town never regained its population from the late nineteenth century.

Information from Wikipedia (FR). This profile is a work-in-progress. Please add to it, if you are knowledgeable.


The Indigine

The Europeans


Eruption of Pelée




Note: I added this page to assist in a One Place Study of Martinique du Nord, Martinique One Place Study. It includes the communes around the base of Mont Pelée, prior to the eruption of 1902. The goal of my study is to add as many individuals from these communes as I can document, and to link them into the world family tree. I would also like to present as much as I can about the history, from the time of the indigenous people to the eruption of Pelée. I want this to be a resource for genealogists studying this region. Although the civil and parrish records have been scanned online, no one, as far as I know, is creating a digital index. I hope to fill that void. I could use help on this project from native French speakers (I am not), and others interested in Martinique. –Duane Poncy


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.