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Polotitlán in Municipality of Polotitlán, Estado de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Coronel José Rafael Polo

 
 
Coronel José Rafael Polo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 23, 2018
1. Coronel José Rafael Polo Marker
Note the monument's missing marker. The wreath was most likely left as part of Mexican Independence celebrations on September 16, 2018.
Inscription.
A la memoria
del Coronel Insurgente
Jose Rafael Polo
a quien
Polotitlan
debe su nombre

Comandante militar de caballería y defensor de Zitacuaro, instalo con sus hermanos Jose Trinidad y Manuel (1812) un fuerte con su maestranza y fundición de cañones en le Cerro de Ñado
Nacio en San Nicolas de los Cerritos el 9 de junio de 1781
Murio en la acción de Los Mogotes cerca de Tuxpan Mich. el 10 de noviembre de 1814
Patrimonio Cultural del Estado de Mexico
La Familia Polo
1985

Lic. Ignacio Gonzalez-Polo
Cronista Municipal de Polotitlan

Escultor: Gabriel Ponzanelli.
Cantero: Nicacio Cruz-Lopez.


English translation:
To the memory of the Insurgent Colonel
José Rafael Polo
to whom
Polotitlán
owes its name.

A military commander of cavalry and the defender of Zitácuaro, he installed, together with his brothers José Trinidad and Manuel (1812), a fort with its armory and cannon foundry at the Cerro de Ñadó

Born in San Nicolás de los Cerritos on June 9, 1781
Died in the action of Los Mogotes near Tuxpan, Michoacán on November 10, 1814

Cultural Heritage of the State of Mexico
The Polo Family
1985

Ignacio González-Polo
Municipal Historian of Polotitlán
A previous image of the Coronel José Rafael Polo Marker image. Click for full size.
2. A previous image of the Coronel José Rafael Polo Marker


Sculptor: Gabriel Ponzanelli
Mason: Nicacio Cruz-López.

 
Erected 1985 by Lic. Ignacio Gonzalez-Polo, Cronista Municipal de Polotitlán.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 20° 13.491′ N, 99° 48.889′ W. Marker was in Polotitlán, Estado de Mexico, in Municipality of Polotitlán. Marker was on Portal Hidalgo just north of Calle Carlos Lazo, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Polotitlán, Estado de Mexico 54200, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Nicolás Legorreta (within shouting distance of this marker); José Felipe Polo (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Road in Polotitlán (within shouting distance of this marker); Herminio Sánchez Romero (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cross of Polotitlán (within shouting distance of this marker); Polotitlán (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish of San Antonio de Padua (about 90 meters away); José de la Luz Basurto (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Polotitlán.
 
Regarding Coronel José Rafael Polo. Although the monument's marker has been removed or stolen, its text shown here was taken from
Coronel José Rafael Polo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 23, 2018
3. Coronel José Rafael Polo
The bust is inscribed on the left base with 'P. Gabriel.'
the prior photograph also included in this entry.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, Non-US
 
The remaining two Coronel José Rafael Polo markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 23, 2018
4. The remaining two Coronel José Rafael Polo markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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