Rayón, San Luis Potosí

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Rayón, San Luis Potosí
Municipality and town
Templo del Refugio
Templo del Refugio
Country  Mexico
State San Luis Potosí
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Rayón is a town and municipality in San Luis Potosí in central Mexico.[1]

History[edit]

Spanish settlement in the area that became the municipality began in 1617 with the founding of a Franciscan mission by Fr. Juan Bautista Mollinedo and Fr. Juan de Cárdenas, The mission was called "San Felipe de los Gamotes".[1] The mission was abandoned as the local Indians died out or fled to the mountains.[2]

On 8 October 1827 the town of Nuevo Gamotes was formally established.[3][2]

Settlements[edit]

  • Aguacatillos
  • Amoladeras
  • Arvizu
  • Bartolo Bueno
  • Basilio Martínez
  • Benito Ibarra
  • Boca de la Cañada
  • Cerrito de Catarina
  • Cerrito de la Cruz
  • Colonia Paso Prieto
  • Crucero de Rayón
  • El Aguacate
  • El Epazote
  • El Huizachal
  • El Mirador
  • El Nogalito
  • El Obispito
  • El Pajarito
  • El Piruche
  • El Ranchito
  • El Sabinito
  • El Sótano
  • El Tigre
  • El Timbal
  • Emilio Azúa
  • Espirio González

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Estado de San Luis Potosí: Rayón". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2005. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Rayón, San Luis Potosí". Pueblos de Mexico (in Spanish). Telepaisa. Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Decree #61, article 26, (8 October 1827), San Luis Potosí state legislature.

Coordinates: 21°51′N 99°39′W / 21.850°N 99.650°W / 21.850; -99.650