San Francisco Javier de Satevó

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San Francisco Javier de Satevó
Municipal seat
Municipality of Satevó in Chihuahua, where San Francisco Javier de Satevó is located.
Municipality of Satevó in Chihuahua, where San Francisco Javier de Satevó is located.
San Francisco Javier de Satevó is located in Mexico
San Francisco Javier de Satevó
San Francisco Javier de Satevó
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°57′15″N 106°6′23″W / 27.95417°N 106.10639°W / 27.95417; -106.10639Coordinates: 27°57′15″N 106°6′23″W / 27.95417°N 106.10639°W / 27.95417; -106.10639
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Satevó
Mission founded 1640
Population (2010)
 • Total 445

San Francisco Javier de Satevó (frequently apocapated to Satevó) is a village in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Satevó.

As of 2010, the town had a total population of 445,[1] down from 450 as of 2005.[2]

History[edit]

San Francisco Javier de Satevó was founded as a mission by the Jesuit missionary José Pascual in 1640. The mission was, however, destroyed in a Tarahumara revolt in 1652 and not rebuilt until 1674 under Fr. Juan Sarmiento.

Fidel Ávila, Governor of Chihuahua in 1914 and 1915, was born in San Francisco Javier de Satevó in 1875.

On 24 December 1918, General Francisco Villa, at the head of a column of some 900 men of the División del Norte, attacked San Francisco Javier de Satevó. The settlement's defence, comprising 70 men under Pedro Alonso, refused to yield. The Villistas gradually forced back the defenders into the parish church, to which they set fire before sacking the village.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Satevó". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Satevó". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Satevó". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-11-02.