Teúl (teotl) God is also an adjective that qualifies chichimecas as sacred, revered, respected (tetl) "Great round stone" as others.
"De Ortega", because from 1800 comes to an uncle of Gen. Teúl. J. Jesus Gonzalez Ortega which, given her teaching skills, she founded a school. Without specifying a date, but most likely at the age of five years, also comes to live at Teúl baby Jesus Gonzalez Ortega; After his

studies at the Seminary of Guadalajara reappears in Teúl, as a clerk at the courthouse. Therefore, for a long time it was believed that it was originally from Teúl. This proximity of the town generally causes in 1935 by Decree No. 195 of January 9 of that year the name San is changed. John Baptist Teúl laying of Teúl Gonzalez Ortega.

Little is known about his early settlers, but it is believed that the first occupations were occurred in the first century AD. This is evident by the appearance of shaft tombs, which date from this time. Caxcanes reach the middle of the twelfth century, and throw their relatives nahoas tecuexes Dales Tlaltenango and Teúl.

In 1536 Nuño de Guzmán sent Pedro Chirinos to Teúl Almíndez and then does Nuño own. The day the first Mass was said, a son of the great chief and a sister, the Indian called him Don Juan and Dona Catalina she was baptized. The priest who baptized them, surnamed Pacheco, gave an image of St. John the Indian and martyr Santa Catalina Catalina. And since then remained as patron of the town the Holy Precursor.


The natural beauty and architecture that still holds, give it a colonial look of extraordinary simplicity and beauty. It is the only municipality in the country that has two Holy Martyrs and prehispanic monuments of great importance. Declared as "Magical Towns" of Mexico, the month of April 2011.


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