Chetumal in Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Yucatan Peninsula (The Southeast)
Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres
Cuando su cultura declinaba y la soberanía estaba amenazada, llego hasta aquí el Segundo Teniente de la Armada, Othon Pompeyo Blanco Nuñez de Caceres con el doble propósito de salvaguardar los intereses nacionales y de sentar las bases para una nueva convivencia entre los indígenas y el resto de los mexicanos.
Tal es la naturaleza profunda de esta ciudad, llamada inicialmente Payo Obispo.
A cien años de aquella gesta memorable, Chetumal se siente orgullosa de recibir en su seno los restos mortales de su ilustre fundador, que en esta fronter tiene su morada definitiva y la protección de un pueblo agradecido
Chetumal, Quintana Roo 5 de mayo de 1998
The chiefdom of Chactemal was inhabited by the Maya from very early times. They were wise to conserve their natural riches and indomitable in the defense of their lands, thus
When their culture declined and sovereignty was threatened, the Second Lieutenant of the Navy, Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres arrived here, with the dual purpose of safeguarding national interests and laying the foundations for a new coexistence between the natives and the rest of the Mexicans.
Such is the profound nature of this city, initially called Payo Obispo.
One hundred years after that memorable feat, Chetumal feels proud to receive in its midst the mortal remains of its illustrious founder, who on this frontier has his definitive home and the protection of a grateful people
Chetumal, Quintana Roo, May 5, 1998
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1998.
Location. 18° 29.622′ N, 88° 17.924′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Othón P. Blanco. Memorial is on Boulevard Bahía just west of Avenida de los Héroes, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal QR 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Southern Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); Joop Beljön (within shouting distance of this marker); Payo Enríquez de RiveraMonument to Nachi Cocom (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Government Palace (about 120 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1918-1919 (about 150 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1898-1905 (about 150 meters away); Elio Carmichael (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 4. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.