History and people of le Morne Rouge

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Date: 1635 to 1902
Location: Le Morne Rouge, Martinique, Francemap
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Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique One Place Study

This profile is part of the Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique One Place Study.
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Le Morne-Rouge is a French commune in the department of Martinique. Its inhabitants are called the Péléens.



Continent: Oceania
Country: France
Region: Martinique
Arrondissement: Saint-Pierre
GPS Coordinates: 14.7769983,-61.1434222
Elevation: 120–923 m (394–3,028 ft)


The Commune of Morne Rouge was established in 1888 following the administrative breakup of the commune of Saint-Pierre, of which it had previously been part. 

At 450 m above sea level, the town clings to the foothills of Mount Pelee. The name is probably inspired by the red color of the earth where bananas and pineapples find their natural setting.

Le Morne Rouge suffered immensely from the eruption of Mount Pelee in 1902 .

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


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