Guerrero, Coahuila

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Guerrero
Municipal seat and city
Guerrero is located in Mexico
Guerrero
Guerrero
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°18′30″N 100°22′37″W / 28.30833°N 100.37694°W / 28.30833; -100.37694Coordinates: 28°18′30″N 100°22′37″W / 28.30833°N 100.37694°W / 28.30833; -100.37694
Country  Mexico
State Coahuila
Municipality Guerrero
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 959

Guerrero is a city and seat of the municipality of Guerrero, in the north-eastern Mexican state of Coahuila. The 2010 census population was reported as 959 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

Mission San Juan Bautista was founded on St. John's Day, June 24, 1699, on the Río de Sabinas, 25 miles north of Lampazos, Nuevo León, Mexico. It served 150 Indians of different Coahuiltecan bands. After only 5 months, it was moved and reestablished at present-day Guerrero, Coahuila on January 1, 1700.

Among the Native people served by the mission were the Ervipiame.[2]

In 1703 a Presidio was established at San Juan Bautista.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI Retrieved on April 29, 2011
  2. ^ Juliana Barr, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007), p. 117