Before the name became de Jumonville Street and after a rather quiet military career, Joseph Coulon Villiers de Jumonville (1718-1754) entered history when he was sent to the Ohio valley to meet General Washington.
de Jumonville was to summon the Viriginians to leave the valley.
During a night in May in 1754, the little band of scouts led by de Jumonville was assailed without warning and a dozen Canadians died, including de Jumonville.
The battle is known as the battle of Jumonville Glen and as the prelude of the French and Indian War that opposed the British and the French colonial powers.
In September 1760, the New France passed under the British control