Meteorite being exhibited on the town's central plaza
In early 1810, on a Holy Saturday, a women named Cecilia Corredor found the meteorite near the town in the Tocavita Hill. It was moved to the urban center of Santa Rosa de Viterbo where it served as an anvil in the town's iron foundry for a long time. On 8 September, 1877, the Town's Mayor at the time had the meteorite placed on a stone column and exhibited on the town's central park. During the presidency of Rafael Reyes Prieto, the meteorite was moved to Bogotá and was divided into two pieces; one piece got placed in the National Museum of Colombia and the other in foreign museums. On a later time, jesuits found 3 more fragments of the same meteorite.