San Felipe in Municipality of San Felipe, 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
San Felipe, Gto. 15 de Septiembre de 2010
The Governor of the State of Guanajuato, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez and the Honorable City Council of San Felipe, as a part of the Bicentennial Celebrations, restore this pillar of liberty that symbolizes the Route of Independence in San Felipe, Guanajuato, September 15, 2010
Erected 2010 by Gobernador del Estado de Guanajuato Lic. Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez y el Honorable Ayuntamiento de San Felipe.
Location. 21° 27.957′ N, 101° 12.657′ W. Marker is in San Felipe, Guanajuato, in Municipality of San Felipe. Marker is at the intersection of Fuerte de San Felipe and Aguamarina, on the left when traveling south on Fuerte de San Felipe. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Felipe, Guanajuato 37600, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker The Founding of San Felipe, Guanajuato (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Plaza Aquiles Serdán (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Hidalgo's Priesthood in San Felipe (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); 1936 San Felipe Massacre (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Hidalgo's Proclamation of Independence (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); José Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero Hurtado (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo in San Felipe (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Benito Juárez in San Felipe (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Felipe.
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.
Hidalgo lived here in San Felipe for 11 years before beginning the struggle for Mexican Independence. This monument was placed in 2010 as a way to commemorate Hidalgo's early history here in San Felipe prior to 1810. The monument points towards Dolores Hidalgo, the traditional starting point for the "Route of Hidalgo".
Categories. • Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.