Henri Namphy, military leader, born in Grande-Riviere-du-Nord
Grande-Rivière-du-Nord's Rich Heritage as you are looking at
former Haitian military leader Henri Namphy who was born in Grande-Riviere-du-Nord
Grande-Rivière-du-Nord is a repository of historical events, people, and remnants of its past.
Gallifet Sugar Plantation was the site of a Voodoo incantation, leading to the Haiti Slave Rebellion. A few miles away sits military fortress, Citadel Laferriere, which housed battle contingents.
Grande Rivière gave birth to several rulers including Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Pioneering ethnologist, Jean Price Mars, was also born there.
One fact the town can boast of is a significant number of centenarians, one of few places in Haiti where they exist.