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Puebla Facts and Figures

 

Gleaned from the Historical Marker Database

 

on April 19, 2024

 

 Puebla ranks 104th among states and provinces with markers in this database. The Free and Sovereign State of Puebla is a state in Mexico located in the Central Highlands. Puebla is some 21 thousand square kilometers in size with a population of around 6.6 million people. The state is divided into 217 municipalities and six of them have entries in this database. In Puebla we have discovered historical markers in six cities and towns lying in seven postal delivery areas.

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There are at least 54 historical markers in Puebla, by our count. We have cataloged 54 historical markers and five war memorials—each individually presented on 54 illustrated, annotated, and searchable pages of the Historical Marker Database. Our correspondents have been finding and adding hundreds of markers a month to the database from all over the world, so next time you visit this page you will probably find that the numbers here have changed.

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The first Puebla marker in the database, House of Ramón Marquez Galindo, was added December 11, 2016. It was photographed in Zacatlán. The last one added was submitted on April 20, 2020, and titled The San Francisco Convent of Huejotzingo. It is in Huejotzingo. Keeping in mind that the erection date of many markers in the database is not known, the earliest historical marker we know of in Puebla was erected in 1916. It was this one: First Speech by Francisco Madero in Puebla, and one of our correspondents found it in Puebla on January 20, 2018.

Puebla Historical Topics
17 • Industry and Commerce
15 • Churches and Religion
15 • Railroads and Streetcars
14 • Non-US Wars
12 • Colonial Era
12 • Government and Politics
11 • Architecture
6 • Education
6 • Charity and Public Work
5 • Patriots and Patriotism
    ... and others ...

Poblanos don’t want to forget their Industry and Commerce history. How do we know? Because there are more historical markers in the database from Puebla about Industry and Commerce—17 of them—than about any other historical topic. It is followed by Churches and Religion with 15 markers.

The first marker added to the database with the Industry and Commerce topic was The Railway Stations of Puebla, added December 10, 2017. It had been erected in Puebla. The last one submitted was submitted on January 20, 2018, and titled The Oriental Bank Building. It had been erected in Puebla.

What is the most interesting historical marker in Puebla? What we know is that Emiliano Zapata is the most viewed entry in the database from Puebla since it was added in 2017. It is located in San Pedro Cholula. This year so far, the most viewed Poblano entry is located in Puebla. It is Electric Locomotive FCM 1001.

Municipalities, Cities and Towns

The Puebla municipality with the most historical markers listed in this database is Puebla, with 38 of them. It is followed by San Pedro Cholula with eight markers.

Historical Markers in These
Puebla Municipalities
38 • Puebla
8 • San Pedro Cholula
5 • Zacatlán
1 • Tehuacán
1 • San Andrés Cholula
1 • Huejotzingo

Checking the database for the city or town in Puebla with the most markers we again find Puebla at the top of the list with 38 markers in or near it. And the independent city of San Pedro Cholula also shows up again in next place, with eight markers. For the postal code with the most markers it’s 72000 at the top of the list with 20 markers in its delivery area. It is followed by postal code 72090 with 18 markers.

Historical Markers Near These
Puebla Cities and Towns
38 • Puebla
8 • San Pedro Cholula
5 • Zacatlán
1 • Tehuacán
1 • San Andrés Cholula
1 • Huejotzingo

Getting back to Puebla, the first marker added to the database from there, The Railway Stations of Puebla, was added December 10, 2017, and was also the first one submitted in all of Puebla. . The last one submitted was uploaded on January 20, 2018, and is titled The Municipal Palace. The earliest marker erected in Puebla that we have listed was erected in 1916. It was First Speech by Francisco Madero in Puebla on January 20, 2018.

Latest entry from Puebla. Click to go there
By J. Makali Bruton
Latest Entry from Puebla
“The San Francisco Convent of Huejotzingo”

And finally the first, last, and oldest markers from San Pedro Cholula. The first: Emiliano Zapata, was added June 7, 2017. It had been erected in 2014. The last: Cholula added on December 10, 2017. The earliest marker erected was erected in 1989: Bernardino Rivadavia, added on December 10, 2017.

Who Puts Up Historical Markers?

There is no organization in charge of erecting official historical markers state-wide in Puebla today. A number of municipalities have erected historical markers on their streets and roads and within their public areas, as have some cities and towns.

Then there are federal government agencies that put up historical markers, especially in national parks and other areas under their jurisdiction. And finally, there are the numerous public and private organizations and individuals that erect markers. Some do this as a continual endeavor, and others once in a while, to mark something, someone, or someplace they find important or interesting. When one of our correspondents comes across one that satisfies our criteria, we add it to the database.

Tourist Attractions? Or Something Off the Beaten Path?

Puebla offers both and there is plenty of history to check out. If you live in or are visiting Puebla, hit the road and check out places where something of interest once occured, or where famous or infamous people once stood. Our database can help you find some of these places. And perhaps you’ll find some we don’t know about and will take the time to photograph them and add them to the database. Happy Hunting!

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Apr. 19, 2024