Villagrán, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Route of Hidalgo
en el marco de los Festejos del Bicentenario Restauran la Estela de la libertad que simboliza la Ruta de la Independencia
Villagrán, Gto. 15 de Septiembre de 2010
The Governor of the State of Guanajuato, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez and the Honorable City Council of Villagrán, as a part of the Bicentennial Celebrations, restore this pillar of liberty that symbolizes the Route of Independence in Villagrán, Guanajuato September 15, 2010
Erected 2010 by Gobernador del Estado de Guanajuato Lic. Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez y el Honorable Ayuntamiento de Villagrán.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 20° 30.668′ N, 100° 59.774′ W. Marker is in Villagrán, Guanajuato. Memorial is at the intersection of Plaza Constitución Sur and Portal Constitución Poniente, on the left when Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Villagrán GTO 38260, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple of the Most Holy Conception (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Old Temple (approx. 14 kilometers away); Valtierrilla (approx. 14 kilometers away); The Virgin of Guadalupe Church (approx. 14 kilometers away); The Founding of Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas (approx. 14.8 kilometers away); 800th Anniversary of the Franciscan Order (approx. 14.8 kilometers away); Blessed Friar Elías del Socorro Nieves (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); Father Elías Nieves (approx. 15.9 kilometers away).
Regarding The Route of Hidalgo. In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the struggle for Mexican Independence, the Mexican Secretary of Public Education erected 260 monuments similar to this one in 1960. They marked the Route of Hidalgo and his Insurgent Army from Dolores to Chihuahua, the place of his final sacrifice. In 2010, many of these monuments were restored as a way to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Mexican Independence. This marker had completely disappeared and was reconstructed.
Miguel Hidalgo and his insurgent army stayed in the town now known as Villagrán from September
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4, 5. submitted on December 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.