Pre-Colonization Period in the City of Limbe
Limbé Agent in French Defeat
Limbé played a role in Haiti's slave rebellion in the 1800s. Because it lay in the Limbé Valley, surrounded by mountains, slaves had access to other slaves past the Souffrieres River.
Able to travel on mountain paths to slaves living below Limbé, they formed bonds with each other, which prepared them to drive the French out of Cap-Haitien.
Limbé was the staging area for the Vertieres battle, in which slaves defeated the French forces in 1803, a year before Haiti's independence.