Ángel R. Cabada
|Ángel R. Cabada|
|Municipality||Ángel R. Cabada|
|Villa||Ángel R. Cabada|
|Decreed as villa||14 December, 1966|
|Founded by||Ángel Rosario Cabada|
Ángel R. Cabada is a town (villa) in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Located in the state's Papaloapan River region, it serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.
In the 2005 INEGI Census, Ángel R. Cabada (the town) reported a total population of 11,689.
The town is named after Ángel Rosario Cabada (1872-1921), an agrarian leader. Previously, the town was named El Mesón. El Mesón had been a small regional center of the Olmec or Epi-Olmec culture during a period between 400 BCE and 100 CE. Local farmers found the El Mesón Stela in the 1950s.  (Tres Zapotes, about 15 km south of El Mesón, was part of the Olmec heartland.)
- "Veracruz - Ángel R. Cabada". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "Ángel R. Cabada, Veracruz" (in Spanish). Ministry of Finance and Planning, Government of State of Veracruz of Ignacio de la Llave. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- Loughlin, Michael (2004). "Recorrido Arqueológico El Mesón" (HTML). Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI). Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- Map of Ángel R. Cabada municipality by the Veracruz State Office of Information for Sustainable Rural Development (Oeidrus). (Spanish)
- Depiction of the El Mesón Stela and the municipality coat of arms derived from the stela. (Spanish)