Chalchuapa, Santa Ana, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios
J. Rufino Barrios
Paladin de la Union
2 Abril 1885
Here died General J. Rufino Barrios
Champion of Central American Union
2 April 1885
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1885.
Location. 13° 59.382′ N, 89° 40.452′ W. Marker is in Chalchuapa, Santa Ana. The marker and statue can be seen on the right about one block north after turning right directly after the Casa Blanca archeological site, traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador (approx. one kilometer away); Dr. Stanley Boggs (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); 200th Anniversary of the First Cry of Salvadoran Independence (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); First Century of the City of Atiquizaya (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); Salvador Antonio Gómez Góchez (approx. 9.1 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); David GranadinoAurelio Fuertes and Santa Ana Cathedral (approx. 12.8 kilometers away); Ecological Park "San Lorenzo" (approx. 14.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalchuapa.
Regarding Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios. Guatemalan President and General Justo Rufino Barrios died here on April 2, 1885 while leading troops on an invasion of El Salvador as part of his dream of Central American union. After his death, the Guatemalan troops quickly retreated and the movement towards a union of the Central American countries was put on hold for decades.
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