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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

General Manuel Cepeda Peraza

 
 
General Manuel Cepeda Peraza Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
1. General Manuel Cepeda Peraza Marker
Inscription.
Al Benemerito del Estado
C. General
Manuel Cepeda Peraza

La II Legislatura Constitucional
del Estado
Decreto la erección de este monumento
el 26 de abril de 1869,
y el decreto se cumplio en 1896
siendo gobernador el
C. Lic. Carlos Peon.

English translation:
To the Most Worthy of the State
General Manuel Cepeda Peraza

The 2nd Constitutional Legislature of the State
Decreed the erection of this monument on April 26, 1869,
and the decree was completed in 1896
in the time of Governor Carlos Peon.

 
Location. 20° 58.11′ N, 89° 37.353′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 60 just south of Calle 59, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gran Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); La Nacional Building (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Mr. Andrés Quintana Roo (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pedz Balam House (about 120 meters away); Temple of San Juan de Dios
General Manuel Cepeda Peraza Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
2. General Manuel Cepeda Peraza Marker
The monument was built some 27 years after first being decreed.
(about 120 meters away); Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary (about 120 meters away); The Hotel Mérida (about 150 meters away); The Sheriff's House (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
Regarding General Manuel Cepeda Peraza. Manuel Cepeda Peraza was a Mexican army general, active in the Caste Wars but best known as a defender of the republic and supporter of Benito Juárez. Later he was governor of Yucatán. Born in the city of Merida, Yucatan in 1828, he died in the same place in 1869. He liberated the city of Merida from the French imperialist troops on June 15, 1867 and for this reason was declared "The Most Worthy of the State of Yucatan."
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
General Manuel Cepeda Peraza Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
3. General Manuel Cepeda Peraza Marker
The Gran Hotel is directly behind the monument to General Cepeda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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