San Francisco Javier de Satevó

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San Francisco Javier de Satevó
Municipal seat
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Municipality of Satevó in Chihuahua, where San Francisco Javier de Satevó is located.
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San Francisco Javier de Satevó
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°57′15″N106°6′23″W / 27.95417°N 106.10639°W / 27.95417; -106.10639 Coordinates: 27°57′15″N106°6′23″W / 27.95417°N 106.10639°W / 27.95417; -106.10639
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Satevó
Mission founded1640
Population
(2010)
  Total445

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

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

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

History

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.

Mission (station) location for missionary work

A religious mission or mission station is a location for missionary work.

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

Governor of Chihuahua chief executive of the Mexican state of Chihuahua

According to the Political Constitution of the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, Executive Power in that Mexican state resides with a single individual, the Constitutional Governor of the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, who is chosen for a period of six years and cannot for any reason be re-elected. The term of governor begins on October 4 of the year of the election and finishes on October 3 after six years have elapsed. Gubernatorial elections are held two years prior to presidential elections.

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]

División del Norte Mexico

The División del Norte was an armed faction formed by Francisco I. Madero and initially led by General José González Salas following Madero's call to arms at the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. González Salas served in Francisco I. Madero's cabinet as Minister of War, but at the outbreak of the 1912 rebellion by Pascual Orozco, González Salas organized 6,000 troops of the Federal Army at Torreón. Orozquista forces surprised González Salas at the First Battle of Rellano. They sent an explosives packed train hurtling toward the Federales, killing at least 60 and injuring González Salas. Mutinous troops killed one of his commanders and after seeing the officer's body, González Salas committed suicide.

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References

  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. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  3. "Satevó". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2008-11-02.